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Health and Wellbeing

COVID-19: What to do if you need help

By Adrian 29 Feb 2020

There's more COVID-19 information specifically for intercollegiate halls residents here, including what to do if you're planning to travel for the Easter break, and how we're supporting our international student community.

Important new guidance about self-isolation

Public Health England requires anyone with a cough or fever to self-isolate for 7 days from the onset of symptoms. Anyone who shares a household with the symptomatic person must self-isolate for 14 days from when the first person in the household developed symptoms.

See our article about self-isolation for details.

Check if you need medical help

NHS 111 has an online service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus;
  • you've recently been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus; or
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.

Use the online service here.

If you are advised that you need to self-isolate

Some people may be advised by the NHS that they need to self-isolate, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

If this applies to you, see our article about self-isolation, which includes information about how we can support you to self-isolate in our intercollegiate halls.

Please let us know if you are self-isolating in intercollegiate halls by completing this form: bit.ly/uol-self-isolation.

If you're thinking of leaving your hall

Please see our separate post about leaving halls before the end of your contract.

If you're concerned about harassment or racial stereotyping

Please see our article about supporting international students.

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Adrian is a medical doctor and a Member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine; Student Health & Wellbeing Manager at the University of London; and Warden of Connaught Hall. He is a Mental Health First Aid instructor and a trainer for Student Minds. Adrian is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine; a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA); a Member of the Association of University Administrators; and an Associate Member of the Academy of Medical Educators. He is passionate about advancing equality, diversity, and inclusion. Adrian's interests include fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and insight meditation, medical education, social psychology, and human factors / crisis resource management.
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