Symptoms to look out for are high temperature (fever), a new continuous cough and difficulty breathing.
The NHS advises the following:
If you have either a high temperature or a new, continuous cough and live alone then stay at home for a full 7 days
If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in your house became ill.
Report your absence to the University by:
Logging your absence through the TDS Student Portal as you usually would.
Guidance and links on access the portal through mobile apps.
Email us at email@example.com and tell us you are staying at home.
Please do not come into University or go to your GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
If your symptoms do not get better after 7 days or your condition gets worse or you feel that you cannot cope with your symptoms at home then:
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. Please only telephone 111 if you cannot get NHS help online.
For comprehensive information on what to do, see the government's guidance.
There is a lot of information around about Coronavirus – and it seems to be popping up everywhere. We understand that this outbreak of Coronavirus can be a cause of concern and anxiety. We are actively following Government advice and guidance and your safety is our top priority.
Please make sure that you are following official Government advice and guidance including the latest Government information for the public and keep referring back to this FAQ page where the University will publish its latest updates.
Try to keep yourself up-to-date with trusted news sources such as the BBC rather than relying on social media.
There are some useful websites which can help you understand and deal with feelings of anxiety about this outbreak:
Here are some tips about coping with feeling anxious about the outbreak and some more.
You can also access the University’s Silvercloud Health service. We recommend you sign up at Silver Cloud and access “Space from Anxiety”.
If you have concerns about the impact of Coronavirus on your assessments or other aspects of your learning then please contact your Programme Leader.
The University will not tolerate abuse or harassment and we take all such allegations seriously. If you feel you have been a victim or have seen a student victimised then please report it immediately using the Report It, Get Supported online service.
The Government has issued this advice about staying at home and has useful information about living in shared spaces and with children and older, vulnerable or pregnant people. It also has useful tips about planning ahead.
Here is some advice about looking after your wellbeing in self-isolation and some further information is here.
And here are some tips about coping with feeling anxious about the outbreak.