If you or someone you live with tests positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms, you must self-isolate. Please follow the latest NHS guidance for self-isolation.
If you have symptoms, then you must self-isolate for ten days. If one of your shared household shows symptoms, then the rest of you will need to self-isolate for 14 days. The 14 days start from when the first person in your household/flat started having symptoms or the day they were tested, if they have not had symptoms.
If that member later receives a negative test, you can stop isolating as long as no-one else in the household has developed symptoms.
If, during these 14 days of self-isolation, another member of the household becomes ill, the isolation period for the rest of the household does need to be extended, as per advice we have received from the Public Health Authority. Should they revise this advice we will provide the updated position on isolation periods. We will support you every step of the way.
How to get tested
Anyone who develops the symptoms of COVID-19 is advised to immediately self-isolate for 10 days and to arrange to be tested without delay.
There are a number of ways a person with symptoms of the virus can get tested in Northern Ireland.
You must put your term time address, not your family home address, when filling in your details.
All students who test positive or who are self-isolating should also inform the University here. You will not be in any trouble for testing positive or self-isolating, but we need to know that this is happening so we can ensure the right support is available for you, and those around you. We will tell your School if you have submitted a report but if you would like to discuss your teaching and learning circumstances, including mitigating circumstances please speak to them directly.
Once you have filled in the form it will also help to ensure that our support services are available to support you.