Reporting a suspected/confirmed Coronavirus case
Safety on the campus is everyone’s responsibility and it is essential that we all act with care and diligence to prevent any harm to ourselves as well as to others. You must carefully follow the measures to reduce transmission of COVID-19 on the campus at all times. This will reduce the risk of infection for you and others.
In order to manage and minimise the spread of COVID-19 and support the NHS Test and Trace programme, all staff must adhere to a standard University-wide process.
Changes to the online reporting form now incorporates much of what we were collecting through our FBMH reporting process and proforma. There is a central team monitoring new submissions and they are filtering out information requiring further investigation/follow up, such as, on campus locations that may have been visited and student welfare issues.
Where any ambiguities arise or further information is required the central team will be making contact directly with the individual. After submitting the report the individual will receive an email to confirm receipt and provide further information. There will be separate messages for staff and students. Staff will still be directed to tell their line manager so that normal sickness and absence processes can be followed.
In light of these changes the Faculty process we developed in the summer has become redundant. All staff and students will now be asked to self-report through the central online reporting system.
Further information can be found here:
- Coronavirus reporting - links to the online reporting form
- Data is now being published on Staffnet - updates on the positive cases for Staff and Students
It is important to report a suspected case as soon as possible so that swift action can be taken to prevent onward transmission.