Test results – Next steps (test for those with no symptoms)

There are a number of steps you need to take after receiving the results of your COVID-19 test.

Positive result

If your result is positive you will need to self-isolate immediately for 10 days from the date of your test and follow the steps below. You will be asked for your name and contact details at the test site which will allow us to provide support to staff and students who test positive. Personal information will be treated safely and only by those who need it. Once your result is passed onto the University Contact Tracing team, they will begin contact tracing and ask you to book a confirmatory PCR test as soon as possible. If the PCR test is negative you can stop self-isolating. 

Steps to take now:

Students

  • Self-report your positive COVID-19 test result as soon as possible using the University’s Case Management System. The data will be accessed by the University’s Contact Tracing Team, who will then be in touch to follow track and trace protocol. They are also able to offer support while you are self-isolating.
  • Let the people you live with and anybody you have been in close contact with (for 48 hours before your symptoms started) know that you have tested positive for Covid-19. Depending on their age and vaccination status they may need to isolate for 10-days or access a PCR test. You can find further detail about this on the NHS webpages.
  • Email your School Support Office to let them know you are ill and unable to attaend face-to-face sessions. If you feel able to study you should continue to attend the sessions that you can remotely.
  • If you live in university halls you should let your hall manager or hall reception know. If you are in private halls of residence, you must inform your halls’ nominated contact. If you are unsure who this is contact the hall reception.
  • If you are employed outside of the University you should also let your employer know.
  • If you need help or support whilst you are isolating please email covort@liverpool.ac.uk or read the self-isolation guidance.

Staff

  • Self-report your positive Covid-19 test result as soon as possible using the University’s Case Management System. The data will be accessed by the University’s Contact Tracing Team, who will then be in touch to follow track and trace protocol.
  • Let the people you live with and anybody you have been in close contact with (for 48 hours before your symptoms started) know that you have tested positive for Covid-19. Depending on their age and vaccination status they may need to isolate for 10-days or access a PCR test. You can find further detail about this on the NHS webpages.
  • Inform your line manager that you have tested positive and are currently self-isolating.
  • Staff can find more information about sickness pay and working from home on the HR Intranet.

Negative result

If your result is negative, you are free to work/study on campus. You are required to repeat test twice weekly if you are regularly working or studying on campus.

Inconclusive result

If your result is inconclusive we’d recommend taking a repeat 'no symptoms' test.

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