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What are the notices on the kitchen door?

What are the notices on the kitchen door?

If you are feeling unwell then you need to let your kitchen group know. This helps you all to begin self-isolation (if required*) as advised by the UK Government.

*People who are fully vaccinated or aged under 18 and 6 months are no longer legally required to self-isolate if identified as a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case.

  • It is your responsibility to keep those around safe whilst you are feeling unwell.
  • If you have used the University's Test and Trace service then the following notices will appear.
  • Please be advised that this notification system will not operate if you have been tested outside of campus.

First notice

If someone in your kitchen group on campus books a test using the University's Test and Trace system then a first stage notice will appear on your kitchen door.

This alerts the people who live and work in the building - such as Residential Life, Campus Cleaning Services, Maintenance, Campus Security, etc - that access to the flat should be for communal bathroom cleaning (if relevant), student support or in emergencies only. It is a reminder that the kitchen should only be used by the kitchen group and will help with self-isolation.

You and your kitchen group will be given access to the University's delivery service (see below) to support you. This means that students can more easily access groceries, parcels and laundry services on campus whilst in self-isolation. It is recommended that you keep some long life groceries available just in case you need to self-isolate along with your kitchen group.


Second notice

If you go for a test using the University's Test and Trace system they will advise you to self-isolate. Your kitchen group will also need to self-isolate unless they're fully vaccinated or aged under 18 and 6 months. Hopefully, the time period between taking the test and the final test result isn't too long.

A second notice will appear on your kitchen door alerting the kitchen group of the provisional self-isolation dates should someone in your household be positive for Covid-19 - this will be approximately 10 days from the date of the test.

This notice will also signpost to these pages for support.

You will be notified of the actual self-isolation end date once the test results are known.