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Coronavirus

2021-22 Code of Conduct for COVID-19

As a community, we all have a part to play in keeping each other safe. We all need to take responsibility for our own actions, and to reflect on the impact that our decisions and actions might have on ourselves, our friends, other students and staff, and the wider communities of Southampton and Winchester.

 

We expect everyone in our community to work together to:This means:
Test regularly for coronavirus
Take advantage of vaccination programmes
  • You are strongly encouraged to get your free vaccinations against coronavirus, before arrival onto campus if possible.
Isolate and follow government instructions, if you have any symptoms of coronavirus
  • Arranging a postal or in person test if you have a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
  • Not leaving your usual place of residence, not even for food, exercise or medicine, for at least 10 days if you test positive for COVID 19.
  • Completing this form to let the University know that you are isolating. If you are a student, you'll get a wellbeing call from The Student Hub team and, if you are local to the University, will be given access to food/drink, entertainment and prescribed medication while self-isolating.
  • The Student Hub team will ensure you get help from your School Office to engage with your studies. Consider whether it would be appropriate to apply for special considerations or an extension for any assessments. The Student Hub team is available to support student wellbeing 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Isolate if you are not yet fully vaccinated, are over the age of 18 years and six months, and someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus. Fully vaccinated means that you have been vaccinated with an MHRA approved COVID-19 vaccine in the UK, and at least 14 days have passed since you received the recommended doses of that vaccine.
  • Following the latest isolation guidance.
  • Not leaving your usual place of residence, not even for food, exercise or medicine, during the period of isolation.
  • Completing this form to let the University know that you are isolating. You'll get a wellbeing call from the Student Hub team and, if you are local to the University, will be given access food/drink, entertainment and prescribed medication while self-isolating.
  • The Student Hub team will ensure you get help from your School Office to engage with your studies. Consider whether it would be appropriate to apply for special considerations or an extension for any assessments. The Student Hub team is available to support student wellbeing 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Take a test if you are fully vaccinated, or under the age of 18 years and six months, and someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus.
  • Following the guidance for fully vaccinated individuals.
  • If someone you live with or had been a close contact of has tested positive you do not need to self-isolate but we would encourage you to continue regular saliva testing and to take a PCR test as soon as possible.
Follow travel advice, including isolating and testing requirements, on return from another country.
  • Checking the government’s rules on travelling to England from another country.
  • If you need to isolate, not leaving your usual place of residence, not even for food, exercise or medicine.
  • Arranging and completing any tests required by the UK government on arrival in the country.
  • Completing this form to let the University know that you are isolating. You'll get a wellbeing call from the Student Hub team and, if you are local to the University, will be given access food/drink, entertainment and prescribed medication while self-isolating. The Student Hub team will ensure you get help from your School Office to engage with your studies. Consider whether it would be appropriate to apply for special considerations or an extension for any assessments. The Student Hub team is available to support student wellbeing 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Taking advantage of the Southampton COVID-19 Testing Programme on arrival, or after quarantine.
Socially distancing, where appropriate
  • Respecting that people may wish to stay an appropriate distance from people not in their households.
  • Respecting limits set on catering, retail and sports facilities.
Following University of Southampton coronavirus guidance.
  • Following the University’s advice to wear a face covering when you’re inside a shared University building, on public transport, or in crowded spaces outdoors.
  • Following instructions in communal spaces designed to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
  • Using the available materials to clean areas within common spaces before and after they are used.
  • Practising good hygiene, with frequent handwashing and the use of hand sanitiser.
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