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Covid-19 Reporting Procedure

What to do if you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms or have received a positive test result

In our efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and support the NHS Test and Trace programme, a standard University-wide process has now been agreed for all reports of suspected and confirmed Covid-19 cases for both students and staff at the University of Wolverhampton.

Anyone who experiences coronavirus symptoms must not come on to campus or must leave campus immediately, avoid touching anything and return to their home or residence. You should call 119 or visit gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test to arrange a free NHS test.

Coronavirus symptoms are a high temperature, a new continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

 

 

Action to be taken

 

Step 1

If you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms and/or have received a positive test result, you will need to email covid-19help@wlv.ac.uk stating; your name, student number (department if you are a member of staff) and a contact telephone number.

Anyone who experiences coronavirus symptoms must not come on to campus or must leave campus immediately, avoid touching anything and return to their home or residence.

 

Step 2

Once you have sent your email, you will receive a response that contains a link to complete our online reporting form. You should complete the reporting form as soon as possible. 

Students should also contact their personal tutor to let them know that they cannot return to campus; this enables the University to ensure that there is support in place to complete learning activities at home if appropriate.

Staff should inform their line manager. 

 

Step 3

Once you have submitted the online reporting form, the University will work with the local Health Protection Team (HPT) to contact you to advise you on your next steps and to complete a risk assessment. This will help us to protect other students and staff.

You will be required to self isolate for 10 days if you have a positive test result and must not return to campus.

All data collected will be handled under GDPR.

 

What to do if...

Guidance on action to be taken if you suspect that you, a household member or other close contact have Covid-19 symptoms or a positive test result.  It is important that you read all the scenarios to ensure that you find the one most specific to you.

Action required:

Anyone who experiences coronavirus symptoms must not come on to campus or must leave campus immediately, avoid touching anything and return to their home or residence.

You must self isolate yourself and your entire household.

You should call 119 or visit gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test to arrange a free NHS test.

Email: Covid-19help@wlv.ac.uk and provide the following information:

  • Full name
  • Student number/department
  • Contact telephone number

Once you have sent your email, you will receive a response that contains a link to complete our online reporting form. You should complete the reporting form as soon as possible. 

Contact your personal tutor or line manager to inform them that you are self isolating. 

Email: Covid-19help@wlv.ac.uk with the result of your test as soon as possible.

Return to campus when:

You test negative for Covid-19, or if you have not had a test, a period of 10 days has passed since the symptoms started, and you feel well. If your test result is negative, but you still have symptoms, you may have another virus such as cold or flu. You should stay at home until you feel well. Seek medical attention if you are concerned about your symptoms.

You may still experience loss of taste and smell for some time, but as long you feel fit and well, and do not have a high temperature, you can return to campus. If you are in any doubt, call 119 or talk to your doctor.

 

Action required:

You must self isolate yourself and your entire household for 10 days.

Do not come onto campus for learning activities, work or any other reason.

Email: Covid-19help@wlv.ac.uk and provide the following information:

  • Full name
  • Student number/department
  • Contact telephone number

Once you have sent your email, you will receive a response that contains a link to complete our online reporting form. You should complete the reporting form as soon as possible. 

Contact your personal tutor/line manager to inform them that you are self isolating. 

Return to campus when:

  • Your 10 day isolation period has been completed.
  • If you develop symptoms while you're self isolating, the 10 days restart from when your symptoms started.

You may still experience loss of taste and smell for some time, but as long you feel fit and well, and do not have a high temperature, you can return to campus. If you are in any doubt, call 119 or talk to your doctor.

Action required:

If you receive a positive result from a lateral flow test (symptom free), you must then take an NHS PCR Covid-19 test to confirm the result.  You can book this online here:www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.  

You must self isolate immediately until you receive the results of your PCR test. Do not come onto campus for learning activities, work or any other reason.

If your PCR test result is positive, you should continue to self isolate for the full 10 day period. Day one is the day after your positive lateral flow test.

Email: Covid-19help@wlv.ac.uk and provide the following information:

  • Full name
  • Student number/department
  • Contact telephone number

Once you have sent your email, you will receive a response that contains a link to complete our online reporting form. You should complete the reporting form as soon as possible. 

Contact your personal tutor/line manager to inform them that you are self isolating. 

You can return to campus when you have completed your 10 day isolation period. If you develop symptoms while you're self-isolating, the 10 days restart from when your symptoms started.

If your PCR test result is negative, you may be able to stop self-isolating, dependent upon the type of lateral flow test you took (see below). 

Assisted lateral flow tests, i.e., taken at a community/local authority site or on campus at Walsall.

  • Provided that you take a PCR test within 48 hours of the positive lateral flow test result, you can stop self isolating. If you delay taking your test for more than 48 hours, you and your contacts must continue to self isolate.

Lateral flow tests taken at home (self-reported).

  • If you receive a negative PCR test, you can stop self isolating immediately.

You must continue to self isolate:

  • If you do not take a confirmatory PCR test.
  • If you are still unwell and or have a high temperature. If you are in doubt, consult your doctor or call 119. 

The full updated guidance is located here.

Action required:

Do not come onto campus for learning activities, work or any other reason.

You must self isolate yourself and your entire household for 10 days.

Household member with symptoms to get a test.

Email: Covid-19help@wlv.ac.uk and provide the following information:

  • Full name
  • Student number/department
  • Contact telephone number

Once you have sent your email, you will receive a response that contains a link to complete our online reporting form. You should complete the reporting form as soon as possible. 

Contact your personal tutor/line manager to inform them that you are self-isolating. 

Email: Covid-19help@wlv.ac.uk once you know your household member’s test results and you will be advised on further action.

Return to campus when:

  • Your 10 day isolation period has been completed.
  • The person in your household tests negative for Covid-19 and is symptom free. 

You may still experience loss of taste and smell for some time, but as long you feel fit and well, and do not have a high temperature, you can return to campus. If you are in any doubt, call 119 or talk to your doctor.

 

Action required:

You must self isolate yourself and your entire household for 10 days.

Do not come onto campus for learning activities, work or any other reason.

Email: Covid-19help@wlv.ac.uk and provide the following information:

  • Full name
  • Student number/department
  • Contact telephone number

Once you have sent your email, you will receive a response that contains a link to complete our online reporting form. You should complete the reporting form as soon as possible. 

Contact your personal tutor/line manager to inform them that you are self isolating. 

Return to campus when:

  • Your 10 day isolation period has been completed.
  • If you develop symptoms while you're self isolating, the 10 days restart from when your symptoms started.

You may still experience loss of taste and smell for some time, but as long you feel fit and well, and do not have a high temperature, you can return to campus. If you are in any doubt, call 119 or talk to your doctor.

Action required:

Do not come onto campus for learning activities, work or any other reason.

You will be required to self isolate for 10 days. Your household will not need to self isolate with you if you do not have symptoms, but they must take extra care to follow the guidance on social distancing and handwashing and avoid contact with you at home. 

Email: Covid-19help@wlv.ac.uk and provide the following information:

  • Full name
  • Student number/department
  • Contact telephone number

Once you have sent your email, you will receive a response that contains a link to complete our online reporting form. You should complete the reporting form as soon as possible. 

Contact your personal tutor/line manager to inform them that you are self-isolating. 

If you develop coronavirus symptoms, other members of your household must self isolate immediately at home for 10 days, and you must get a test. 

Return to campus when:

  • You have completed 10 days of isolation. If you took a test as a result of this and tested negative, you must still self isolate for 10 days.
  • If you get symptoms while you're self isolating, the 10 days restart from when your symptoms started.

Action required:

The household member must self isolate for 10 days.

You can continue to attend University if required, but self isolate immediately if you or anyone in your household develop symptoms and/or receive a positive Covid-19 test result. 

Action required:

Do not come onto campus for learning activities, work or any other reason.

You must self isolate for 10 days.

Contact your personal tutor/line manager to inform them that you are self-isolating. 

Return to campus when:

  • You have completed 10 days self isolation.
  • If you develop Covid-19 symptoms while you're self-isolating, the 10 days restart from when your symptoms started. You may still experience loss of taste and smell for some time, but as long you feel fit and well, and do not have a high temperature, you can return to campus. If you are in any doubt call 119 or talk to your doctor.
  • No one else in your household has symptoms or has tested positive for Covid-19.
  • You have not been advised to self isolate by NHS Test and Trace.

 

If you are extremely clinically vulnerable, the Government advice is that you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. This means that you should not attend work or come onto campus. Find out more from the general guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people. Please stay up to date with this guidance.

Contact your Faculty Student Services via the e:Vision Helpdesk to confirm that you are in this group so we can support you.

Engage with learning online as much as possible.

Staff should seek advice from their line manager and Human Resources, via the HR Service Desk, on how they can work remotely.