What should I do if I test positive for Covid?

If you test positive for Covid-19 you need to self-isolate even if you are feeling ok. This means staying in your accommodation and avoiding contact with others to minimise the risk of spreading the infection.

You should also inform anybody that you live with and any close contacts as they will also need to self-isolate. 

You should also inform us that you have tested positive, and are self-isolating through this form so we can ensure that you are supported through your period of self-isolation.

If you need academic support you can contact your Academic School.

If you test positive from the rapid lateral-device test (LFD), you must follow these steps:

• If you receive a positive LFD test result, this should be confirmed with a PCR test (the regular NHS Covid-19 test). You can book this here
• By law, you need to isolate immediately for 10 days and the people you live with for 10 days.
You should also inform us that you have tested positive, and are self-isolating through this form so we can ensure that you are supported through your period of self-isolation.

 

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

 

Last updated: 22.03.2021