Your DMU Safety daily update: when and how you need to self-isolate

In today’s daily Your DMU Safety update, we’re reminding students (and staff) about the guidance for self-isolation (what, when and how you need to do it).

When to self-isolate

You must self-isolate immediately if:


How to self-isolate

Self-isolation means:

  • Do not go to lectures, seminars or any other activity on the university campus – work/study from home if you can
  • Do not go on public transport or use taxis
  • Do not go out to get food and medicine – order it online or by phone, or ask someone to bring it to your home
  • Do not have visitors in your home, including friends and family – except for people providing essential care
  • Do not go out to exercise – exercise at home or in your garden, if you have one.

If you return a positive test, it is essential to continue self-isolating to prevent transmitting the virus to other people. You must continue to self-isolate for 10 days from when you first developed symptoms – or longer if you still have a high temperature. People living in the same household as someone who has developed symptoms and/or has tested positive must also self-isolate for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill or the day you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace and/or DMU Safe Trace.



Letting the university know you are self-isolating

If you are a student who needs to self-isolate it is important you let the university know you will be unable to attend lectures and seminars for the duration of your self-isolation period. You can do this by contacting your faculty Student Advice Centre (SACs) as soon as you are able. 

Sources of support and information within DMU 

  • The HealthyDMU Hub is available to support your health and wellbeing at DMU. It will provide you with information about staying well, and booking appointments within the Student Welfare Team
  • If you are experiencing hardship, you can find some helpful guidance or book an appointment with the Student Finance and Welfare Team
  • Your DMU Future and Your DMU Safety provide all the information about Covid-19 on campus and how you can keep yourself and the rest of the DMU community safe
  • Specific support for international students can be found here. 

Sources of support outside of DMU

How to Report

If you have tested positive for Covid-19 please report it to the university by completing our form.

All the information and help that you need to enjoy campus life in a safe and secure way is available on the Your DMU Safety website. Please make sure you read and follow all of the guidance and support on this site and check back regularly for updates. We will continue to closely follow and implement UK Government, Public Health England (PHE) and local authority guidelines.


Posted on Monday 12 October 2020

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