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Advice on Covid for our community

Thank you to everyone who has supported our staff and students over the last two years.

Restrictions have now eased in England, but we are still doing all we can to keep our campus community safe.

What is the process for staff if they suspect they have Covid-19?

If you do have symptoms and suspect it’s Covid-19 or if you have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 or who has symptoms, please follow the latest government and NHS advice here and tell your Line Manager, who will complete the process outlined below and in this Internal Track and Trace Form.

What is the process for students if they suspect they have Covid-19?

Students who test positive will be asked to join their learning remotely, and this facility will continue to be available for the rest of the academic year.

All students are being asked to tell the university if they have received a positive covid test result  by completing our Covid Reporting Task on eVision, or by emailing studentsupport@brunel.ac.uk

Further advice on what to do if you test positive or have symptoms can be found here.

What is the University's policy if a member of the Brunel community tests positive for Covid-19?

We continue to work with the London Borough of Hillingdon and UK Health Security Agency to plan for a number of scenarios should the local authority decide to take extra measures because of further outbreaks of Covid-19 on campus or in the local area.

These range from our current approach to using campus, to closing the campus to everything except essential operations.

The safety and wellbeing of our community is our absolute priority and we work closely with the local authority and UK Health Security Agency to ensure we are following local and national guidelines. Students and staff will be alerted through our emergency alerts if necessary.

How are we supporting our students as they self-isolate?

Our Student Living team will provide students living on campus with a cleaning pack while they are self-isolating. ResLife Ambassadors will contact students during their self-isolation to check-in and see how they are.

Students can also book a 1 -1 virtual meeting with their ResLife Ambassadors here.

How are we supporting our staff as they self-isolate?

Please show understanding and support to all colleagues; whether they are self-isolating, are in vulnerable groups, have vulnerable family members or feeling lonely or isolated.

Our Reward and Wellbeing site has lots of resources to support colleagues including free 24 hour support from Care First with counselling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, webinars and a dedicated area for line managers, plus mental health support from able futures and financial support from Salary Finance.

Additionally we have our Wellbeing Champions who are colleagues based across Brunel who can signpost you to support available both externally and through the university.