Reporting you have covid-19

If you are self-isolating or have had a positive coronavirus test, you must let us know through the following forms so we can arrange support for you:

View our information about how we can support you.

Please see our full information below on what to do if you have symptoms, have had a test or need to self-isolate.

What do I do if I have covid-19 symptoms?

You must not attend campus if you have any symptoms. Please stay at home and follow the government advice to book a test through the NHS Test and Trace service.

If you are a student

If you live in University accommodation, you should complete the residences reporting form to tell us if you have symptoms.

Information about how to register with a doctor and get medical help is on our health care page.

If you are a member of staff

You need to report your symptoms to your line manager and, once you know the outcome of the test, you should provide an update to your manager.

If you feel well enough to work from home and can work from home, you should agree this with your line manager. You can record this self-isolation period via the HR Self Service system (ESS). If you feel unwell at any stage, you should not work from home and should advise your line manager who will arrange for your sickness to be recorded on the HR Self Service system (ESS).

If you cannot work from home your manager will arrange for your sickness to be recorded as self-isolation on the HR self Service system (ESS). If you feel unwell at any stage, you should advise your line manager who will arrange for your sickness to be recorded on the HR Self Service system (ESS).

I have received a positive test result – what should I do?

You must stay at home and self-isolate. Please continue to follow the guidance provided with your test result.

If you are a student

  • When you have reported your result to us appropriate arrangements will be made to provide necessary pastoral and practical support.
  • If you live in a household with your friends you should let them know. You may choose to let other friends and the staff in your residence know that you are self-isolating so that they can support you, make sure you are okay and that you have regular meals and anything else you need. For further information and details of sources of help, visit this page of advice about creating a relaxed, safe environment.
  • Undergraduate and taught postgraduate students: You should also contact your school by completing the online absence notification form available on Minerva – once you’ve logged in, click on the Student Services icon in the top right-hand corner to find the form.
  • Postgraduate researchers: If you feel unwell and are unable to continue with your research, you should report this to your Graduate School and your supervisor via GRAD. (Select ‘Change requests’ from the right hand menu on the GRAD home screen > ‘Start a new change request >‘Request authorised absence’).  You will then be asked to provide some brief information.  Your Graduate School may contact you by email to acknowledge your absence and discuss any additional support needs.

Please also see our information about how we can support you.

If you are a member of staff

If you feel well enough to work from home and can work from home, you should agree this with your line manager. You can record this self-isolation period via the HR Self Service system (ESS). If you feel unwell at any stage, you should not work from home and should advise your line manager who will arrange for your sickness to be recorded on the HR Self Service system (ESS).

If you cannot work from home your manager will record your absence as self-isolation on the HR self Service system (ESS). If you feel unwell at any stage, you should advise your line manager who will arrange for your sickness to be recorded on the HR Self Service system (ESS). See our information on how to access support if you need it.

I’ve been told to self-isolate, what should I do?

If you are a student

Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students: Let your school know by completing the online absence notification available on Minerva – once you’ve logged in, click on the Student Services icon in the top right hand corner to find the form.

Postgraduate researchers: You may be able to continue working on your project as normal during your period of isolation, in this instance you do not need to contact your Graduate School.  However if this is not the case, and your research is likely to be impacted, it is important that you contact communicate this to your supervisor/s and your Graduate School so that they can provide you with support and advice.

If you are unable to work at all on your research during your period of self-isolation, you should report this to your Graduate School and your supervisor via GRAD. (Select ‘Change requests’ from the right hand menu on the GRAD home screen > ‘Start a new change request >‘Request authorised absence’).  You will then be asked to provide some brief information.

If you are able to work but at a lower capacity you should raise this with your Supervisor and record in your next monthly supervision meeting.

If you live in University residences, for further information and details of sources of help, visit this page of advice about creating a relaxed, safe environment.

If you need to self-isolate on arrival in the UK, please see our information about how to book travel, arrival and self-isolation support.

If you have questions about what you can or can’t do while self-isolating, you can contact studentinfo@leeds.ac.uk. If while self-isolating you develop symptoms, you will need to book a test. If the test proves positive, follow the advice above.

If you are a member of staff

If you are told to self-isolate you should contact your line manager and explain that you cannot attend work, and share the evidence provided by the NHS Test and Trace service.

If you can work from home, you should agree this with your line manager. You can record this self-isolation period via the HR Self Service system (ESS). If you feel unwell at any stage, you should not work from home and should advise your line manager, who will arrange for your sickness to be recorded on the HR Self Service system (ESS).

If you cannot work from home your manager will record your absence as self-isolation on the HR self Service system (ESS). If you feel unwell at any stage, you should advise your line manager who will arrange for your sickness to be recorded on the HR Self Service system (ESS). See our information on how to access support if you need it.

I have received a negative test result – what should I do?

If you are a student

If you experienced symptoms, took a covid test and received a negative result, then you will be free to return to normal when you feel well enough to do so. But if you were required to self-isolate as a close contact of a person who had tested positive, then a negative test result does not change the self-isolation period and you must continue to self-isolate.

If you live in halls and no longer need to self-isolate please contact residencelife@leeds.ac.uk and let them know.

If you are a member of staff

You should advise your line manager and discuss the circumstances with them. If you experienced symptoms, took a covid test and received a negative result, then you will be free to return to work when you feel well enough to do so. But if you were required to self-isolate as a close contact of a person who had tested positive, then a negative test result does not change the self-isolation period and you must continue to self-isolate.

If you feel well enough to work from home and can work from home, you should agree this with your line manager. You can record this self-isolation period via the HR Self Service system (ESS). If you feel unwell at any stage, you should not work from home and should advise your line manager who will arrange for your sickness to be recorded on the HR Self Service system (ESS).

If you cannot work from home your manager will record your absence as self-isolation on the HR self Service system (ESS). If you feel unwell at any stage, you should advise your line manager who will arrange for your sickness to be recorded on the HR Self Service system (ESS).