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 test. Do not come to campus if you have symptoms.

Get tested

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

Report it

Please use the Covid-19 Reporting form if you have received a positive 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). 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. Your household will need to self-isolate as well. 


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
  • Someone in your support bubble has symptoms and you’ve been in close contact with them since their symptoms or during the 48 hours before they started
  • are contacted and asked to isolate by either the University Covid Response Team or NHS Test and Trace
  • have travelled to the UK from another country with a high coronavirus risk.

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