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I have tested positive

Steps to follow if you have tested positive

If your test result is positive for COVID-19, you will need to self-isolate for ten days in your term time accommodation. If someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, or if you are a close contact of someone who tests positive, you will need to self-isolate for ten days. You will also need to let us know you have tested positive by completing a copy of our our COVID-19 results form below so we can make sure you get all of the support you need as quickly as possible and contact members of your household to advise them on the steps they need to take to protect themselves and others.

Information about self-isolation and the support available to you can be found on our self-isolating webpage. We have put measures in place so ensure essential staff will be available on campus to support you if you need to self-isolate. If you test positive, we’ll check in with you to make sure you have everything you need and to signpost you to relevant support services offered both by the University and by Exeter City Council.

We’ll ask you some initial questions about your movements and close contacts prior to your positive test result. You’ll also be asked to contact any of your close contacts as soon as possible and advise them to self-isolate to minimise the risk of spreading infection to others. For a definition of what qualifies as a close contact, see our ‘What is a Close Contact’ FAQ.

We will support the tracing of those you may have been in close contact with on campus. Where we reach out to close contacts we’ll ask them to self-isolate to prevent the potential of passing on the infection and we’ll consider whether any further actions are required to keep people safe on campus.