I have Covid-19

You’ve received a positive Covid-19 test result - what next?

1. Tell us

Please use the University's Covid-19 Reporting form if you have received a positive test for Covid-19, or if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

Please help protect each other. Let the people you live with know if you have Covid-19 symptoms, and if you receive a positive test.

2. Stay at home

If you develop Covid-19 symptoms, please stay at home.

Please use the University's Coronavirus reporting form. As per the University's student sickness policy, you should also contact your Module Leader if you are unable to attend in-person teaching due to Covid-19. 

3. Get support

If you require additional support, please go to the University's Wellbeing webpages.

If you know which of the Wellbeing services you require, you can self-refer directly using the details on the website. If you are not sure what sort of support you need, or aren’t able to make direct contact with a service, please contact the Wellbeing Information Desk 01865 (48)4650, or wellbeing-recpt@brookes.ac.uk.

4. Look after yourself

We know it’s hard to stay at home.

While you’re not doing university work, here are some ideas to help you pass the time:

5. If your symptoms get worse

It's important to get medical help if your symptoms get worse.

The NHS recommends that you use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • you feel breathless and it's getting worse
  • your symptoms get worse and you're not sure what to do
You should only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Call 999 for an ambulance if you or someone you care for:

  • are struggling to breathe
  • are coughing up blood
  • have blue lips or a blue face
  • feel cold and sweaty, with pale or blotchy skin
  • have a rash that does not fade when you roll a glass over it
  • collapse or faint
  • become confused or very drowsy
  • have stopped peeing or are peeing much less than usual

Tell the operator that you might have coronavirus symptoms.