Test and trace, reporting and self-isolation

This page provides information for staff about Covid-19 testing, reporting and self-isolation arrangements at Oxford Brookes. 

If you develop Covid-19 symptoms

Self-isolate, get tested and report it


If you develop Covid-19 symptoms, please self-isolate immediately and book a Covid-19 PCR test. Do not come to campus if you have symptoms.

Get tested

You can book a test online or by phoning NHS 119.

Report it

Please use the Coronavirus reporting form if you have received a positive PCR or LFD test for Covid-19, or if you have Covid-19 symptoms but awaiting a test, or if you are self-isolating (i.e. due to being a close contact of someone who is a confirmed Covid-19 case and you are not double-vaccinated and are over 18 years 6 months old), or quarantining as result of travelling into the UK. Also, contact your manager. You will be contacted by a member of the Covid Response Team to provide support and guidance.

Please help protect each other. Members of your household will need to self-isolate as well if they are over 18 years 6 months and not double-vaccinated.


You must self-isolate immediately if you:

  • have any Covid-19 symptoms (a new continuous cough, high temperature or loss or change of taste or smell)
  • have tested positive for Covid-19
  • share a household with someone that has symptoms or has tested positive and you are not exempt from self-isolation
  • are contacted and asked to isolate by either the University Covid Response Team or NHS Test and Trace.

From Tuesday 14 December, people who are fully vaccinated and identified as a contact of someone with Covid-19 – whether Omicron or not – should take an NHS rapid lateral flow test every day for 7 days to help slow the spread of Covid-19. Fully vaccinated people will not need to self-isolate unless they have a positive lateral flow test and subsequent positive PCR test.

You must let us know that you're self-isolating by contacting your manager and using the Coronavirus reporting form.

FAQs - self-isolation and sickness absence