You should use the attendance monitoring system in MyHud to let us know that you are self isolating. You may also wish to contact your school directly to discuss arrangements for continuing your study if appropriate.
Following a positive lateral flow test, a confirmatory PCR test should be booked immediately either online or by calling 119. Whilst awaiting the PCR result, you should continue to self-isolate. If the PCR test is negative, provided it was taken within two days of the positive LFT, it overrides the lateral flow test and you can return to campus. Close contacts and other household members can also stop self-isolating. You should inform the University of the results of your PCR test through the online form.
You and those who live in your household should self-isolate to prevent others catching the virus. Your household comprises those who you live with in your house or a self-contained flat within Halls.
You should check NHS self-isolation guidance to inform your actions
You should follow the NHS guidance on self-Isolation including isolation of others who live within in your household. You may wish to review the University Self Isolation Guide which provides practical tips and guidance to stay well during self-isolation.
Government guidance has detailed “Students living in halls of residence, or HMOs (shared houses), who develop symptoms of coronavirus should self-isolate in their current accommodation.”
If you are symptomatic, you will need to arrange for food to be delivered to your bedroom door. You will not normally be able to access kitchens to prepare anything. You should consider the following options:
Many over the counter medicines can be acquired in small quantities via supermarkets or pharmacies. We would encourage you to reach out your neighbours if you need such medicines they may be able to collect and deliver these.
Should you need prescription medicines, you should contact your GP. They will be able to prescribe and direct you towards ordering and delivery services.
If you are unable to access support as described above please contact Studentwellbeing@hud.ac.uk who will contact you to discuss your needs.
Kirklees, the local Council, are working alongside local citizens and organisations to make sure that we can all support our neighbours and communities. They have set up a website and forms where you can both request and offer support.
If you are isolating you should get advice from NHS 111 or call your GP. Most GPs practices, such as the University Health Centre, are handling initial enquires by phone and will arrange a telephone appointment.
If you are seriously unwell you should call 999.
You should remain in your room as much as possible. If you're not showing symptoms, you will be able to responsibly use communal kitchens and pick-up deliveries, as long as you’re wearing a face covering and are keeping 2 metres apart from anyone else. You shouldn’t leave your hall of residence during your self-isolation period.
You should follow the guidance detailed on What to do if you have Covid-19 symptoms or a positive test?
This will depend on the exact size and nature of the hall you are in. It is likely you will only need to self-isolate if you are in the same household as somebody with the virus. There are certain circumstance where you won’t need to self-isolate which can be found in the NHS guidance.
Hall accommodation providers in Huddersfield are private providers, who have developed Covid safe operations and support arrangements for students. The University engages with each provider to support student wellbeing, health and safety.
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