COVID-19 - What To Do Now
Posted 29 June 2021What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms and more!
Let’s keep going! We’re so proud of how Hull students have reacted to changing plans and restrictions over the year, however with recent roadmap changes, it’s important to continue to work within current restrictions to ensure the safety of ourselves, our friends and families.
Hull students have been amazingly creative in continuing to work and enjoy each others company thoughout lockdowns and restrictions and we look forward to a full return to campus as soon as it’s safe to do so. Until then, we’ve summarised what needs to be done as a Hull student as we move into the Summer.
I’m A Student In Hull and I Don’t Have Symptoms
If you do not have COVID-19, you still have a responsibility to make sure you are tested regularly. Some people don’t realise they have COVID-19 as they do not display any symptoms. Regular testing prevents the spread of the virus in cases like this.
The University of Hull has arranged a free twice-weekly lateral flow home test programme meaning you can get tested regularly and make sure you’re safe. All you need to do is book a collection time and pick up your test kits from the Brynmor Jones Library. Once you have taken your test, you should register your result with NHS Test and Trace.
In short, if you don’t have COVID-19 symptoms:
- Continue to get tested regularly.
- Book a test collection time.
- Take your tests twice weekly.
- Register your results with NHS Test and Trace.
Find more information on testing here.
If one of your results returns a positive result, you must follow the below procedure.
COVID-19 Symptoms or Positive Test Results
COVID-19 symptoms include:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, or a test has returned positive for COVID-19, it is crucial that you follow the steps below:
- Start self-isolation. Stay in your accommodation, do not go onto campus or visit any other University premises. Please avoid contact with others.
- Immediately Complete the University COVID-19 self-reporting tool via the support portal. Once the university has received this report, we will make contact with you. This contact may be by phone from an 01482 46xxxx number or may show as unknown/anonymous. It is important that you answer this call.
- Tell your housemates as they will need to self-isolate and if they are students they will need to complete the University COVID-19 self-reporting tool via the support portal.
- Notify your Personal Supervisor.
- Book a COVID-19 test.
- Follow the instructions and guidance given to you by the University. Up to date information on self-isolation can be found here.
Dennison Centre – Vaccination Centre
We are really pleased to advise that on Friday 2 July, the Dennison Centre on Cottingham Road will be hosting an NHS COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
The clinic is available exclusively to enable staff and students at the University to get their COVID vaccine. For those of you that have not yet had a vaccine, please do take this opportunity to book and make the most of this opportunity. We are incredibly grateful to be able to host a vaccination clinic on our campus.
Bookings are available from 10am on Friday 2 July with the final appointment being 6:30pm.
Do I need to be registered with a GP to book and get my vaccine?
No, you do not need to be registered with a GP to book your appointment. While registration with a GP is encouraged you can book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment as an unregistered patient. This can be set up for you while you are at the Vaccination Clinic at the Dennison Centre, if it is something you are interested in, but is not required.
Do I need an NHS number to book my vaccine?
No, you do not need your NHS number to book an appointment for a vaccine.
I’ve already got a date booked for my COVID-19 vaccine – can i book an appointment for this Friday instead?
Yes, if you already have an appointment booked at a later date at a different vaccination centre, you can cancel and book a slot for this Friday at the Dennison Centre.
Can I attend my vaccination appointment if I am displaying COVID-19 symptoms?
No, if you are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, you must not attend your appointment and instead follow the procedure mentioned above.
Book your vaccination here.