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This page was last updated on Wednesday 12 October.

Latest government guidance 

For all the latest government guidance on coronavirus, restrictions, national statistics and health advice, please visit the official gov.uk website.

Lateral Flow Testing 

Staff and students can collect a limited number of lateral flow tests from:

  • Learning Resource Centres
  • Accommodation Offices
  • SU venues
  • Stockbridge reception
  • Fishbourne Road East reception

This will be given out on an 'as needed' basis, and should not be collected by anyone symptomatic or testing positive.

Lateral flow test kits can be sent directly to your address or purchased from your local pharmacy:

Guidance for students

If you think you have symptoms, or receive a positive test result, please see the guidance on the NHS website.

If you have symptoms and/or have tested positive please remain at home whilst you are still likely to be infectious as in order to protect members of the University (both staff and students) who are clinically vulnerable to the virus and may become very unwell if they catch it.

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 studenthealth@chi.ac.uk

For further guidance please email covidreport@chi.ac.uk.

Guidance for managers and staff

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 at higher risk from COVID-19 for 10 days, especially if they have a supressed immune system which means they are at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, even if they have been vaccinated.

If you have tested positive for Covid please email Cecile.Mould@chi.ac.uk or H.Girling@chi.ac.uk as soon as possible, advising of the date of your test and log your period of sickness through iTrent in the normal way.

The University continues to collect anonymised data regarding COVID-19 to help inform its planning processes.

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