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Safety measures

Report a Covid-19 case

If you have symptoms or have tested positive, fill in our contact form and self-isolate. This helps us manage cases and offer support.

Report a case

Get vaccinated

Visit a walk-in site or get vaccinated with the NHS.

Safety measures

In addition to our safety measures, you should always follow the latest government guidance.

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If you test positive for Covid-19 or have symptoms

We strongly advise you not to come on to campus if you are unwell or have Covid symptoms. Take sensible steps to reduce the risk of transmission.

Get a test if you can, and if you test positive, report it to the University.

Face coverings

We encourage everyone to wear a face covering out of courtesy and respect to others (unless exempt), particularly in crowded spaces, and when asked to do so by teaching or specialist staff in classrooms or specialist areas.

We really appreciate your cooperation, it’s important to:

  • protect the University and local community
  • show respect and consideration for others
  • reduce Covid-19 transmissions
  • enjoy the full university experience
  • support government public advice

Hands, face, space and fresh air

When you’re on campus, keep a safe distance from others and follow signage around campus.

Wash your hands regularly and wipe down your desk and equipment before and after use.

Open windows in areas that do not have mechanical ventilation, where possible.

Please remember to be respectful on campus, at home and in the community.

Get vaccinated

We encourage all students to get the Covid-19 vaccines and booster, if eligible.

You can book your vaccinations or booster dose with the NHS online.

There are lots of walk-in vaccination sites taking place right across Sheffield.

Take a look at listings for Sheffield ‘grab a jab’ vaccination sites or you can search by postcode on the NHS website.

Covid-19 testing

Take a look at government guidance for lateral flow tests. This includes reporting your results.

Report Covid-19 cases

If you develop Covid-19 symptoms or test positive, please report it to the University.

Read our guidance on when and how to self-isolate.

Outbreaks of Covid-19

The University has a robust plan to manage outbreaks of Covid-19. This is developed in conjunction with local public health services and government guidance.

Accommodation

If you are isolating in halls while the outbreak is managed, we will provide essential support, such as:

  • food deliveries
  • support with your studies
  • access to wellbeing services if required

Studying

If there is an outbreak in your class, we may need to make changes to our teaching delivery. If we do, you will be notified by the University.

Health and social care students

All health and social care students are required to:

  • Wear face coverings in simulated clinical examination
  • Wear face coverings in practical teaching sessions

These measures are required to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and to protect the healthcare workforce. More information can be found on the government webpages - COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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When and how to self-isolate

Know when to self-isolate and what to do

Report a Covid-19 case

If you have symptoms or have tested positive, fill in our contact form and self-isolate. This helps us manage cases and offer support.

Report a case

Get vaccinated

Visit a walk-in site or get vaccinated with the NHS.

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