When to Self-isolate in Halls
Any resident of University Accommodation must self-isolate for 10 days if:
- you have any symptoms of coronavirus
- you've tested positive for coronavirus (this means you have coronavirus)
- you live with someone who has symptoms or tested positive
- someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive
- you're told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app
The main symptoms of coronavirus are a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms
Once you are self-isolating:
- If you have symptoms you should book a test for coronavirus via the University testing facility by following the steps on the University website which can be found here. You should only leave your flat to go to a test site, do not continue to attend lectures, work or go to public areas.
- You should inform the University via the Student Intranet as soon as you are self-isolating.
- You must also notify the Halls that you are self-isolating, and why. This is done via the Liverpool Life portal. In the Accommodation section, click on 'My Requests' and select 'Self Isolation'. You will be asked to provide your start and end date of isolation, as well as whether you have received a positive test result or isolating due to Track and Trace. Once you have submitted this, a member of the Halls Team or RA Team will be in touch with further support options.
- Ensure that you do not have any visitors.
If you are living with someone who has symptoms of Covid-19 or has tested positive, you do not need to self-isolate if any of the following apply:
- You're fully vaccinated - this means 14 days have passed since your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine given by the NHS. Please note, fully vaccinated means that you have been vaccinated with an MHRA approved COVID-19 vaccine in the UK, and at least 14 days have passed since you received the recommended doses of that vaccine.
- you're under 18 years, 6 months old
- you're taking part or have taken part in a COVID-19 vaccine trial
- you're not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons
However you should still take a PCR test to check if you have COVID-19, and must self-isolate if you test positive. Should you test negative, but later develop symptoms, you must immediately self-isolate and take a test.
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