If you have COVID-19 you can pass on the virus to other people for up to 10 days from when your infection starts. Many people will no longer be infectious to others after 5 days.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 you should:
- Try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days.
- avoid meeting people who are more likely to get seriously ill from viruses, such as people with a weakened immune system, for 10 days after the day you took your test.
If you are a student:
- Please let your Academic Department know if you are going to be absent from classes. You can also record an absence on the student attendance system (SAM) on your ChiView account.
- If you are concerned about your health please contact the NHS 111 service or the Student Health Service (office hours only) on email@example.com
If you are a member of staff:
- Please contact Cecile.Mould@chi.ac.uk or H.Girling@chi.ac.uk as soon as possible advising of the date of your test
- Please also log your period of sickness through iTrent in the normal way.
There are no restrictions on anyone who lives in the same household as someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has had close contact with someone who has tested positive. If you have been in close contact with a positive case you are free to continue to live as normal and students are expected to attend classes. If you start to feel unwell yourself then please be considerate for other people just as you would if you had a cold or flu; if you are too unwell to attend class or if you do test positive for COVID-19 then please follow the advice above.
The current NHS guidance for Covid-19 can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/covid-19-advice-and-services/
There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:
- for wellbeing or mental health issues - email: Wellbeing@chi.ac.uk
- for non-emergency health issues - email: Studenthealth@chi.ac.uk or text or call 07739 983703