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


If you have symptoms of Covid-19, have been advised to self-isolate, or have tested positive, please check the following three steps to help keep your community safe.

1. Self-isolate

Self-isolate immediately.

Although it is no longer a legal requirement to self-isolate, you are strongly advised to do so if you have symptoms or have tested positive for Covid-19. 

You should not attend any events on campus (including lectures/seminars) for at least 5 days.You should also not attend any GP surgery or Nursing Service during this period.

See our support for self-isolating students.

2. Test

If you have symptoms, even if these are minor, you should follow the self-isolation guidance provided on the NHS website. If possible, try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days.

Most people in England are no longer advised to get tested. If you still want to get tested and you're not eligible for a free NHS test, you must pay for a Covid-19 test yourself. You can buy a Covid-19 test from some pharmacies and retailers, in person or online.

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.

Please remember you should stay at home and reduce your contact with others if you have symptoms.

At all times, please follow the Government guidance.

Further guidance about Student Support and Wellbeing at Kent.

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