Somebody in my Halls of Residence has tested positive, do I need to self-isolate?

If somebody within your household bubble (ie. someone you share a bathroom and/or kitchen with) tests positive or displays symptoms of Covid-19, you must also self-isolate and arrange to get a PCR test.

Getting tested can tell you if you had coronavirus at the time you did the test.

If you test positive, you can help the NHS contact people who may have caught the virus from you. They can then self-isolate and avoid passing it on to others.

You must continue to self-isolate for the 10 full days even if your result is negative, as you could still become infectious.


Report : tell us that you are self-isolating through the Covid-19 reporting form, so that we can support you.

Urgent help: If you have an urgent need that cannot wait until the next working day you should call Security on 0191 208 6817 (available 24/7).

Covid support: If you have a Covid-19 related enquiry, you can contact us by email or the Covid Enquiry Line on 0191 222 5101 

Covid Enquiry Line operating hours:

  • 9am - 5pm - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
  • 10am - 5pm - Wednesdays


Last updated: 21.04.2021