Symptoms of Covid-19

What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms

If you feel under the weather with:

  • A high temperature? You might feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • A new, continuous cough? This means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or four more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • Or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste? This means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

…you need to immediately self-isolate and book a PCR Covid-19 test.

This means staying at your current address (whether that is at home or at your term-time address) and away from others. Please do not travel if you develop symptoms of COVID-19.

You can book a PCR test for those with symptoms on our Campus Safety webpages.

Additional symptoms

Aside from the three main symptoms listed above it may help to be aware of reported additional symptoms associated with Covid-19. These are:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Persistent headache
  • Fever and chills
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea/vomiting

If you develop any of these symptoms, please take the appropriate precautions by isolating and booking a PCR test at our free on-campus test site.

*Please note PCR tests for those with symptoms or for double vaccinated close contacts of people who have Covid-19 can also be booked at local test centres via the government website. These centres can be accessed at the weekend when our campus test centre is closed*

If you are delivering (staff) or are part of (student) a teaching session on campus when you begin to feel unwell, please leave the teaching session immediately to self-isolate. There is no need for anybody else in the session to leave or take any action until a positive case is confirmed via a PCR test.


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