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Durham University

Covid-19 Response

Health and wellbeing

Wellbeing and support

You can visit our Student Support and Wellbeing pages for further information on the support network available to you at Durham.

Colleges also remain open and available to all students with concerns or queries, with student support, administrative and development staff remaining contactable via telephone and email in the first instance. Contact details are available here.

An overview of how to access support services and other university facilities can also be found in the following FAQ:

Health and safety

List of FAQs

+What does 'close contact' mean?

Close contact is defined as: 

  • Anyone who lives in the same household as someone with COVID-19 symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • Anyone who has had any of the following types of contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 with a PCR test: 
    • face-to-face contact including being coughed on or having a face-to-face conversation within one metre; 
    • been within one metre for one minute or longer without face-to-face contact; 
    • been within 2 metres of someone for more than 15 minutes (either as a one-off contact, or added up together over one day); 
    • travelled in the same vehicle or a plane. 

2 days before their symptoms started or, if they don’t know when their symptoms started, within the last 10 days.