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Government guidance Covid-19

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors is our main priority. 

We, together with our universities, are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment in which to study and work. It is important that we - staff, students and visitors - all work together to keep our community safe.

We understand that you might have questions about Covid-19 so have included below the latest guidance and links to further information.  

What is the latest Government Guidance?

On Monday 4 January 2021 the UK Prime Minister announced a national lockdown in England. You can find out more about current restrictions on the Government website. On Monday 22 February 2021 the Prime Minister announced the Government’s roadmap to ease restrictions in England. 

Hull York Medical School, the University of Hull and the University of York, are continuing to operate during the national lockdown and will continue to deliver teaching for the academic year 2020-21 in line with Government guidance via blended delivery using a combination of online and in person teaching. Our University campuses remain open and continue to offer library and support services. 

What to do if you have symptoms?

The symptoms of Covid-19 include:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

You must self-isolate if you:

  • have any Covid-19 symptoms
  • have tested positive for Covid-19 (you can book a test through the NHS COVID-19 app, or the Government website or by telephoning 119)
  • Share a household with someone who has symptoms or who has tested positive
  • are contacted and asked to do so either by the Medical School or your University or NHS Test and Trace
  • have travelled to the UK from a non-exempt country.

If you have any Covid-19 symptoms you must self-isolate and book a test.

Students who are self-isolating should visit our information for students page for details of how to report that they are self-isolating and support available.

Staff who are self-isolating should visit our information for staff page for details of how to report that they are self-isolating and support available.

What can I do to prevent the spread of Covid-19?

We all have a role to play in preventing the spread of Covid-19. The latest Government guidance recommends three simple actions we must all do to protect each other:

  • Wash hands
    keep washing your hands regularly
  • Cover face
    wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
  • Make space
    stay at least 2 metres apart – or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions

For further information about Covid-19 including symptoms, when to self-isolate, how to book a test and the latest government restrictions and what you can and cannot do visit the UK Government website.

What if I need medical help?

If you need medical help please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Where can I find out more?

For further information about Covid-19 including symptoms, when to self-isolate, how to book a test and the latest government restrictions and what you can and cannot do visit the UK Government website.

How is the Medical School keeping staff and students safe?

As the joint medical school of the universities of Hull and York we are working closely with our Universities to keep our staff, students and visitors safe.

Our Universities are closely and proactively monitoring guidance from Public Health England and will adhere to this guidance on any actions that need to be taken to reduce any risk to colleagues and students on campus.

Find out more about how the University of Hull and the University of York is responding to Covid-19.