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Durham University

Covid-19 Response

Your Actions, Your University

Protect yourself, protect others.

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

Please note that all students who have to self-isolate for any reason should report this via the dedicated page on duo (Banner Self Service).

If you have any of these symptoms, you must:

If you have a positive test or symptoms, your manager will discuss with you whether you have be in close contact with any colleagues 2 days before your symptoms started or, if you don’t know when your symptoms started, within the last 10 days.

Close contact means you've been within 2 metres of someone else for 15 minutes or more, or have had face-to-face contact (within one metre) for 1 minute.

If your manager asks you to self-isolate due to having being in close contact with someone who has symptoms, you must do so.

Further information on this and other matters relating to symptoms, testing and self-isolation can be found in our online FAQs

If you have concerns that you are clinically vulnerable or in a higher risk group, or are anxious about anything else at this difficult time, please speak to your manager or seek support via the Employee Assistance Programme

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