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Questions about tracing

Trace questions

Your test results

I want to tell people that I have received a positive test result – can I?

When carrying out the contact tracing activities, the University will only disclose information that is necessary in order to respond quickly and effectively to all suspected or confirmed Covid-19 cases within its community. Individuals who have received a positive test result can choose what information to disclose and to who.

Who will know I have received a positive test?

We manage your details in accordance with the data privacy statement that you will be able to read and sign before submitting your Contact Trace Form. Where relevant we will notify the people and study/living/social groups that you have had contact with in the 48 hours prior to your first symptoms, as identified by you, on your Contact Trace Form, only providing essential details as appropriate for each contact, such as your hall and room number or address, department, course, module. We need to do this so that we can provide them with advice on any isolation requirements and further actions.


People I have been in touch with

I know I was not adhering to social distancing guidelines at an event I have indicated on my Contact Trace Form. Will the University take disciplinary action against me?

Our priority is to make sure that all of us in our community are safe. If you think that you may have gone against social distancing guidance, that should not be a barrier to you using this service.


If I have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for Covid-19 do I need to book an appointment to get a test?

You should only book an appointment to be tested if you think you may have Covid-19 symptoms or have been advised to get a test by a medical professional. You will still need to complete your period of self-isolation even if your test result comes back negative. If your test result comes back positive you will need to self-isolate for a period of 10 days from the date of your first symptoms, or until 48 hours after your symptoms have cleared up, which may be longer than your original self-isolation period.


I don’t know the names of the people I was with at an event. What do I do and how do I fill the form in?

Please provide us with as many details as you can about where you were and the people you were with. We are asking all events to hold attendance list so we can contact people.