What to do if you have Covid-19 symptoms or advised to self-isolate


If you have a high temperature, new cough or sudden loss of taste or smell, or have been advised to self-isolate, you must take the following three steps.

1. Self-isolate

Self-isolate immediately for 10 days unless you get a negative test.

Anyone in your household will need to self-isolate for 10 days. You should only leave the house to get a Covid-19 test.

See our support for self-isolating students.

Self-isolation information

2. Test

You can book a Covid-19 test online or by calling 119.

There is a test site on both the Canterbury and Medway campuses.

Do not use public transport, stay at least 2m away from others and wear a mask.  

Book a test

3. Inform

Inform us that you are self-isolating by completing the online form.

You do not have to wait for your test result before you tell us.

We will then let your school know and contact you regarding support available.


Let us know you're self-isolating

Please remember:

  • You must not leave your flat/house for 10 days if you have symptoms, unless you receive a negative test result and you are feeling well.
  • Anyone you live with must self-isolate for 10 days, unless you receive a negative test result.
  • If you are asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace because you are a contact of a confirmed case, you must self-isolate for 10 days and arrange a test if you develop symptoms. However you must complete 10 days of self-isolation even if you test negative.

At all times, please follow the Government guidance.

Further guidance about Student Support and Wellbeing at Kent.

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