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Novel Coronavirus

[Updated Friday 29 May 12.30pm]

We have released a statement on how teaching will be delivered to all students in September 2020. Please check your emails for official University communications or find the statement in the 'Communications to students, staff and applicants' at the bottom of the page. 

If you live in halls of residence and are self isolating, please inform:

If you are off campus and are self isolating, please inform:

  • The Student Health team at know, so that we can offer support to you and other students in your household. 

If you live in halls of residence or are planning to return home:

Many students have now returned 'home'. If you are still in University halls of residence or off campus accommodation and would like support during this time, please see the contacts above, you are welcome to call us for advice or support.

If you are returning 'home' and live in halls of residence, please could you let know you are leaving or have returned home.

On Friday 3 April we emailed all students in halls of residence with the latest update. Please check your University email account for more information.


The most common symptoms of coronavirus are recent onset of:

  • New continuous cough and/or
  • High temperature

For most people, coronavirus will be a mild illness.

In line with Government  advice, if you have either or both of these symptoms, as a precautionary measure, you will need to self isolate, in case these are symptoms of coronavirus. Please refer to the Public Health England website for the most up to date information. This page will be constantly updated in line with any changes to Government policy.

Contact Student Health

Students can email to book a phone call or ring in on the phone numbers below to book a triage:

Alternative arrangements can be made for students with Hearing Impairments to receive support.


Guidance for managers and staff

These guidelines provide practical advice relating to contractual and workplace obligations. This set of frequently asked questions will be updated as further advice is received.

Download the Guidelines for Managers and Staff: Advice on handling coronavirus at work

Guidance for students

A page of FAQs for students has been built to help with any queries about:

  • Academic queries
  • Mitagating circumstances
  • Acommodation
  • Student support and wellbeing
  • Library
  • Academic skills support
  • Careers and employability support
  • Printing services
  • Royal Literary Fund
  • Students' Union
  • General queries 

Take a look at the student FAQ page

Sensible precautions to take to stay well

  • Washing your hands effectively, using soap and water. This is still the best way to eradicate germs on your hands.
  • Hand gels should be used when soap and water is not immediately available, for instance after sneezing. 
  • Use tissues, especially when sneezing or coughing and flush them away after use. 
  • Do not share water bottles, and if using the water dispensers keep any bottles clear of the tap when refilling.