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Durham University

Covid-19 Response


Please use the links below to access the latest information, frequently asked questions and previous communications to all students.

Covid-19 symptoms include:

  • A new continuous cough. Coughing a lot for 1 hour or more, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.
  • Loss of, or change to, smell or taste. Do things smell or taste different to normal?
  • A high temperature. Do you feel hot to touch on your chest or back?

If you have any of these symptoms, you must:

If you have to self-isolate for any reason, you must:

This will ensure that the University and your College are automatically informed and can take the necessary action.

Living in College

If you live in College, and it is out of office hours, you must also inform your College duty porter by telephone.

Living out

If you live out, you must also inform those who live with you, or the management of your accommodation.

All of the above also applies if you do not have symptoms, but have received a positive test result.

If you have been instructed by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate because a contact has had a positive test result, please also report this via the same dedicated page on Banner. You do not need to inform your duty porter.

Follow the advice provided to you to help protect yourself and protect others. By working together, we can maintain a healthy community

Maintain 2m social distancing where possible

Wash and sanitise your hands regularly

Wear face coverings inside University buildings*

Follow one way systems

*Not everyone can wear a face covering. Those with certain health conditions or disabilities may be unable to wear coverings.

Visit our campus management webpages for detailed information and Health and Safety policies

Get in touch

If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for in our FAQs, you can contact our Covid Control Centre. Emails are monitored from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

Communications to students

We are communicating regularly with students via email. To read previous communications, please click here.

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