Taking the vaccine is the best way we can save lives, keep pressure off the NHS and get our lives back to normality.
Collect home testing kits
You should take regular tests 2 or 3 times a week. Collect home testing kits from Ipoint in Student Central.
If you are a student or a member of staff and have symptoms of Covid-19 or have had a positive test
Report it to us. Please look at the new FAQs to familiarise yourself with what to do in case you need to report symptoms or a positive test in the future.
Our campus is a Covid-secure environment and is currently open for a limited number of students, on specific courses. Covid-19 precautions are in place. Details of arrangements for students for the new term can be found here
Find more information for parents, carers and families of current students
Information for parents, carers and families of current students
How will students be supported in their Halls in the event of needing to self-isolate?
The University has put together a self-isolation guide to support students. This includes practical guidance, arrangements for digital drop in sessions and information of how to get in touch with student wellbeing services.
We have developed a care pack containing essential supplies to sustain students through the early part of any isolation. This gives students time to arrange grocery deliveries and make support arrangements.
Each Hall provider has arrangements in place to support self-isolation related to student wellbeing, delivery of groceries, laundry and hygiene routines. We maintain close contact with hall providers to identify any emerging student needs.
Can students travel home to visit family during term time?
We strongly advise you review the current government guidance in advance of making any visit plans.
I’m worried about my family member at University coping with self-isolation or lock down. Can they return to their family home?
Government guidance says that students should remain in their current accommodation and not travel home to self-isolate, this is to prevent the virus spreading. The University and halls have a range of support for students who need to self-isolate, you can find full details here.
In general terms students should self-isolate in their current household and not move.
The government has published guidance for those with learning disabilities, autism or serious mental illness, it details that not all stay at home and social distancing measures will be possible if you, or those you are living with, have significant conditions such as learning disabilities, autism or serious mental illness. Health practitioners and family members will need to evaluate care plans and the competing risks of exposure to the virus and an individuals’ wellbeing if considering changing the location of self-isolation.
Additionally the government has set out if you do not feel safe at home and are at risk of abuse that there is help and support available to you.. You can leave your home or be outside to access critical public services, or to move home where your safety is at risk. If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police. The police will continue to respond to emergency calls.
Are students allowed to be on campus during Lockdown?
Collect home testing kits from Ipoint in Student Central
Free packs of COVID-19 rapid lateral flow tests are available for staff and students to collect from the University for home testing.
Staff and students without symptoms of coronavirus can collect these testing kits from iPoint and pop-up distribution points around campus and take regular tests at home.
From Monday 7 June until Friday 3 September iPoint will be open from 9.00am until 5.00pm.
About one in three people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms but can still infect others. By helping to identify more cases, we can help to keep our family, friends and University community safe.
How do I get vaccinated?
If you live in Kirklees, you can get your Covid-19 vaccination as they are now available to everyone over 18. If you have not been vaccinated yet please do arrange to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Please note all vaccinations are free of charge.
If you are registered with a GP or the University Health Centre you can arrange your vaccination with them or alternatively you can visit one of the centres available across Kirklees offering vaccinations. Details of these centres are regularly circulated to all students via email and you can also find regular updates here: COVID-19 vaccination programme | Kirklees Council (please choose the venue that is closest to you, to avoid travelling across the town).
NHS England has published a Frequently Asked Questions document for students on Covid-19 vaccinations which you may also find helpful. Taking the vaccine is the best way we can save lives, keep pressure off the NHS and get our lives back to normality. It is safe, quick and significantly protects you from Covid-19. Every vaccination matters, so the more people that take it, the safer we all are and the sooner we can get back to normality.