What should I do if I develop symptoms of Covid-19?

Guidance on the steps to take if you develop symptoms of Covid-19.

If you develop symptoms of Covid-19 such as a new and continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of taste or smell, you should stay at home and advice anyone you live with to do so too. You should book a Covid-19 test as soon as possible by calling 119.

You can report your symptoms quickly and easily through our Early Warning System through our website or our university app. This information will help us locate and investigate possible outbreaks immediately.


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 covidsupport@ncl.ac.uk or the Covid Enquiry Line on 0191 222 5101 

Covid Enquiry Line operating hours:

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