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Protecting the NTU Community from COVID-19

Your safety and the safety of our community is paramount. That's why it's really important that if you suspect that you may have symptoms of Coronavirus that you know what to do, not only to protect yourself but to protect those around you.

Wearing a face covering

The decision of when to wear a face covering will be down to your own personal judgement, however there remains an expectation that face coverings will be worn in crowded indoor spaces, such as on public transport. Please be respectful of other’s choices and give people space where it is sensible or you are requested to do so.

Access to COVID-19 vaccinations for NTU students

To help protect our NTU and local community we’re encouraging all our students to receive their COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.

A mobile drop-in vaccination clinic will be available at the following campuses at the following times:

City campus, Goldsmith StreetMonday 27th September11am – 5pm
City campus, Goldsmith StreetTuesday 28th September12.30pm – 5pm
City campus, Goldsmith StreetWednesday 29th September12.30pm – 5pm
Clifton campus (TBC)Thursday 30th September12.30pm – 5pm
Brackenhurst campus, main car park / Bramley car parkFriday 1st October1.30pm – 4.30pm

There is no need to book, just drop in. If this service proves popular will extend it.

Alternatively, you can visit a local community vaccination centre. Closest vaccination centres to our campuses are:

City and Confetti Campuses
Forest Recreation Ground, NG7 6HB

Clifton Campus
Kings Meadow Vaccination Centre, Lenton, NG7 2NR

Brackenhurst Campus
Newark Showground, Newark, NG24 2NY

Mansfield Campus
Mansfield Vaccination Centre, NG19 7AP

There's no need to book you can simply turn up at any of the main vaccination sites without an appointment to receive your jab. Alternatively, you can book your vaccination at a specific time and location on the NHS website.

Staying safe on campus

Please ensure you take twice weekly Lateral Flow Tests when coming on to NTU campuses, if your test is positive you will need to take a PCR test.

If you test positive for COVID-19 please be sure to let us know so we can provide you with the support you need.

You can read more about safety measures in place on campus on our Being on Campus pages.

COVID-19 Lateral Flow Testing at NTU

Lateral Flow Tests have been introduced by the Government to help identify people who have COVID-19, but do not display any symptoms.

On-campus lateral flow testing will continue to be offered until Thursday 30 Septemberplease book your test in advance.

Home testing kits will also be available to collect from all campuses until Thursday 30 September, no prior booking required. Each kit contains seven tests, together with instructions on how to register and administer the test.

Please view our Privacy Notice.

On campus testing locations

City Campus
13 – 21 September: Monday – Friday, 8.30 am – 4.20 pm
22 – 30 September: Monday – Friday, 8.30 am – 11.50 am
Location: The Refectory, Newton building

Clifton Campus
13 – 21 September: Tuesday and Friday, 8.30 am – 4.20 pm
22 – 30 September: Tuesday and Friday, 8.30 am – 11.50 am
Location: Level 1 Mezzanine, Pavilion

6 September onwards: Monday – Friday, 8.30 am – 12.30 pm

Brackenhurst Campus
13 – 21 September: Monday and Thursday, 8.30 am – 4.20 pm
22 – 30 September: Monday and Thursday, 8.30 am – 11.50 am
Location: Reception, Lyth building

Mansfield Campus
13 – 21 September: Monday and Thursday, 8.30 am – 4.20 pm
22 – 30 September: Monday and Thursday, 8.30 am – 11.50 am
Location: University Centre Reception

Home testing kit collection locations

City Campus
1 – 30 September: Monday – Friday
Location: Reception Desk, Newton building

Clifton Campus
1 – 10 September:
Monday – Friday

Location: Reception Desk, Erasmus Darwin building

13 – 30 September: Monday – Friday
Location: Reception Desk, Pavilion

13 – 30 September: Tuesday and Friday, 8.30 am – 4.20 pm
Location: Level 1 Mezzanine, Pavilion

Brackenhurst Campus
1 – 30 September: 
Monday – Friday
Location: Reception Desk, Lyth building

Mansfield Campus
1 – 30 September: Monday – Friday
Location: University Centre Reception


Tell us if you're self-isolating and receive support

If you find that you need to self-isolate please stay at your current accommodation and complete your isolation period, do not come onto campus for in-person teaching. You can join your learning online (if you are well enough to do so) and should contact your academic school to let them know.

Remember to complete the NTU Coronavirus Tracking form so that we can support you through your isolation period.


Who should complete the NTU Coronavirus Tracking form

You should complete the NTU Coronavirus tracking form* if one or more of the following applies to you:

  • You have a positive COVID-19 test
  • You have COVID-19 symptoms and are self-isolating whilst awaiting your test result
  • You are self-isolating because a member of the same household or someone you have been in close contact with, has a positive COVID-19 test or is awaiting a COVID-19 test result
  • NHS Test and Trace have contacted you to self-isolate
  • You are required to self-isolate due to arriving in the UK from overseas
  • You have taken a COVID-19 Lateral Flow Test through your local community testing programme

*Please note: in order to complete the form, you will be asked for your NTU login details.

Legal requirements mean that you could be fined if you do not self-isolate following a positive test for COVID-19 or if you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace and asked to self-isolate and fail to do so.

How is the information used and what support will you get

The information you provide on the form will be used:

  • To support Local Health Authorities with Track and Trace – this may involve sharing your contact details
  • As evidence for non-attendance due to self-isolation
  • To enable Student Services and your School to support you through your self-isolation
  • As evidence to support an NEC submission (Notification of Exceptional Circumstance) should you become unwell with COVID-19 symptoms, that impact on an assessment

View our Privacy Policy notice.

Advice and support for international students

If you are travelling to the UK from overseas, you will need to take into account restrictions in the country you are travelling from or through. You must also provide proof of a negative test and self-isolate once you arrive in the UK.

We're here to support you every step of the way, please read the guidance on what you must do before you travel.

Our international student support service team offer guidance and support throughout your time here at the University. You can get advice on any immigration or financial matters and talk confidentially about any personal problem, no matter how big or small. Please don't hesitate to contact us at or via telephone +44 (0)115 848 2631.

Self-isolating in a shared household

Many students will be living in a shared household which means there are some extra things to be mindful of when self-isolating. These are necessary to prevent the spread of the infection among housemates.

Useful tips for self-isolating in shared accommodation

  • Keep at least two metres away from other people in the house, particularly if you live with anyone who is older or who has a long-term health condition
  • Keep shared areas well ventilated
  • Ask others to help you, like bringing food and medicine, but avoid direct contact with them (anything you're brought should be left outside your door)
  • If you need to cook, you should only use the kitchen when no one else is there (you could organise a set time with your housemates to use the kitchen). Clean the kitchen after each use; wipe all surfaces you have touched using strong household disinfectant
  • Use a dishwasher. If this is not possible, wash and dry each person’s things separately and use a different sponge and tea towel for each person
  • If washing machines are not available in flats, students should wait a further 72 hours after self-isolation has ended before using a communal laundry
  • Eat your meals in your room
  • Clean shared toilets and bathrooms after each use; wipe all surfaces you have touched using strong household disinfectant. Use a separate towel to your other housemates to dry your hands
  • Clean surfaces that you often touch several times a day, such as door handles using a household cleaner
  • Sleep alone
  • Regularly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, using soap and warm water

The Government website also offers advice for managing self-isolation in shared accommodation,

Student Code of Behaviour

We're committed to making NTU an enjoyable and safe place for all students.

We're very clear on how we expect our students to conduct themselves. You must be responsible and respectful to other people. That includes other students, NTU staff, visitors, and the local community alike.

Our Student Code of Behaviour lays out the discipline regulations for NTU students. It'll make you aware of your behavioural responsibilities.

We're serious about breaches of the code. There are penalties for proven transgressions, including suspension or permanent expulsion from NTU

Positive COVID-19 cases at NTU

The figures on this graph show the number of reported cases of COVID-19 for staff and students in the last 7 days, from a total student population of 36,734 and staff population of 4,300 the number of active cases of COVID-19.

Positive COVID-19 cases at NTU