If you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus (a new continuous cough, loss of taste and smell, high temperature) then you  need to self-isolate immediately, and you will need to get a PCR test – advice on this can be found in the ' how do I get a test' article. You should also:

  • Notify the DIGS team by raising a ticket at support.digstudent.co.uk. It is vital that you do this so that we can offer you the necessary support, and so that we can protect staff and students who may be vulnerable or at risk. If you are unsure how to raise a ticket on the support portal, more information can be found  in the ' raising a support ticket' article 
  • Stay at home – you and anyone you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until your isolation period has ended. You should only leave your home to take a test.
  •  Let the University know – contact the university to inform them that you have tested positive for coronavirus, this allows them to offer you the necessary support. You can notify them at www.hud.ac.uk/important-update/
  • Let your housemates know – you should notify your housemates as soon as possible (we will also do this on your behalf) as they may need to self-isolate too. We will provide you with the necessary support during your self-isolation period including access to deliveries, laundry support, and more. 

Finally – try not to panic! We understand that it’s a worrying time, however for most people Coronavirus is just a mild illness. We understand that it’s difficult to stay in your room for a prolonged period, however we will be here to support you every step of the way. If you feel anxious during self-isolation, then please get in touch with us at [email protected] so that we can signpost you to the necessary support services.