Stay smart, supportive
The health and wellbeing of students, staff and visitors is our first priority at all times. Every one of us has a role to play in keeping ourselves - and those around us - as safe as possible.
We're asking you to:
Stay smart by taking responsibility to understand and keep up-to-date with safety guidance
Stay supportive by looking after ourselves and each other, to collectively help support a safe community for us all
Stay safe by taking the steps detailed on this page including filling in the appropriate form if you need to self-isolate for any reason
Quick links to information
For staff: including covid-secure measures, teaching, learning, assessment and wellbeing.
For current students: including teaching and learning, testing and self-isolation guidance and support and services available.
Postgraduate researchers: information for all PGRs, supervisors, graduate research administrators and other staff supporting our postgraduate researchers.
Return to campus
As guidance evolves, we're making changes to support a safe return to campus.
We've made plans so that staff who have been working remotely can rejoin colleagues who are already onsite.
On campus often? Get tested regularly
It is crucial that staff and students who visit campus or are on placement get tested regularly. We can all help protect vulnerable people in the community and on campus, and help drive rates down.
Symptom-free testing is available to all at the testing centre on Campus West and our pop-up testing site on Campus East. You should:
get two tests a week, three days apart
fill in the relevant self-isolation form (below) if you test positive
Not sure what to expect at the testing centre on campus? We take you through the process step-by-step in this video produced by YSTV.
Student self-isolation form
If you have Covid-19 symptoms, have tested positive or share a household with someone who has, are asked to by track and trace, fill in this form.
Staff reporting self-isolation
If you have tested positive for Covid-19, or are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 or have entered self-isolation, you should let us know.
Maintain a Covid-secure campus
Seen something on campus that doesn't seem covid-secure? Whether it's about social distancing, an unsafe room layout, or missing signage or sanitiser, report it.
Find out about
Current rules and restrictions
Familiarise yourself with what you can and cannot do on the government's Covid restrictions web page.
Self-isolation advice and guidance
All you need to know about self-isolating; how to let us know and the services on offer to help you.
Current confirmed cases
As of the morning of Friday 30 July, we are aware of 30 individuals within our University community and based in York who are currently self-isolating because they have had a positive Covid-19 test.
We have around 4,500 members of staff and a student body of around 20,000.
The figures above are based on our current reporting arrangements with City of York Council and local public health teams. They are based on cases reported to us via our self-isolation reporting forms for students and staff, where those individuals have subsequently been tested and confirmed to have the virus. As of 26 October 2020, we report our Covid-19 cases data in alignment with our reporting to the Office for Students. We report data each week to reflect the previous week’s new cases.
Other sources of information about the number of cases in York and the surrounding area may show some variance from the figure above. This is because data published, for example by City of York Council or YorkMix, may be updated on a weekly basis and aggregated by month, or based on cases confirmed in geographic regions of the city by the NHS or other data sources. Variance may also exist because some members of our University community live outside the geographic regions covered by other data sources.
Use the dropdown boxes at the top of the chart to select a different date range, or switch between data for the date a case was reported and date individuals began self-isolation.
Anyone who has been identified as being in contact with an affected person and needs to take action themselves will be contacted via track and trace mechanisms if they need to self-isolate.