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 for 10 days unless you get a negative PCR test.

You should only leave the house to get a Covid-19 test. This includes not attending any GP surgery or Nursing Service until you receive a negative PCR test result.

See our support for self-isolating students.

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 which you are encouraged to use if possible.

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

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 must not leave your flat/house for 10 days if you have symptoms, unless you receive a negative PCR test result and you are feeling well.
  • Anyone you live with must check whether they need to self-isolate, 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 and do not meet one of the exemptions, you must self-isolate for 10 days and arrange a PCR test. 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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