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Coronavirus - latest guidance

The College continues to follow the advice of the University and public health authorities to cope with the coronavirus. The health and wellbeing of our students, staff and community are our first priorities.

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Advice from the government

As of 24 March, the goverment has asked everyone to stay at home.

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water

Public Health England has full guidance on staying at home and away from others.

Self isolation and Household Isolation

The current NHS guidance is to self-isolate or stay at home for 7 days if you have:

  • a high temperature 
  • a new, continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

NHS will not be testing people who are self-isolating with mild symptoms.

If you need to self-isolate

The College has plans in place to support students who are self isolating or staying home. If you meet the criteria for self-isolation:

  • stay in your room
  • do not receive guests
  • contact your Tutor and the Porters (01223 335900) by phone
  • contact your designated Student Isolation Supporter

The guidance from Public Health England for self-isolation due to symptoms of Coronavirus has now been extended to all members of a household.  

What is Household Isolation?

For College purposes a household is defined as those people who share a kitchen, bathroom or toilet with a symptomatic person. At Wolfson, this would include everyone in your group house, or everyone on your staircase, or everyone on your corridor.   

Anyone still in College Accommodation (even if you are planning to leave tomorrow) must be prepared to enter Household Isolation immediately if any individual in their College household needs to self-isolate.

Anyone who meets these criteria must self-isolate for 7 days, and all other household members who remain well must also self-isolate for up to 14 days OR for 7 days after they  become symptomatic

Coronavirus isolation timeline

This chart shows how long Household Isolation might last once the first person develops symptoms.

Read advice about staying at home.