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Covid-19

Advice for students living in the accommodation, and those who develop symptoms or test positive for the virus.

The UK Government relaxed restrictions on 24 February, though you should continue to monitor the rules for change. The pandemic is not over and the risk of infection remains.

You should therefore continue to take precautions as appropriate for your situation and show respect and tolerance towards your flatmates and our staff.

Minimising Transmission of Coronavirus

It is very common for the Coronavirus to be transmitted between household members when one person is asymptomatic or becomes ill - but it is not inevitable. A few simple precautions can reduce or stop the virus moving from one person to another. Following these few steps will help to protect you and your housemates.

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Stay at Home Guidance

While there is no legal requirement to self-isolate, please help protect others from Covid-19 by staying at home if:

You are also advised to stay away from communal areas of campus if you have other symptoms of an infectious disease. Shortness of breath, fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle ache, sore throat, headache, stuffy or runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting are all symptoms of Covid-19 that may also have another cause.

If you have been in close contact with someone who has Covid-19 please follow government advice.

Report to the University

If you have suspected Covid-19 symptoms or have tested positive, please let the University know by reporting this on Connect Lancaster. A staff member will get in touch to offer you support. Please also contact your department so they can advise you about the academic support available. If you then need further assistance, please continue to contact the University using the Connect Lancaster App. If you are at high risk from coronavirus you can also use any of the additional support services we have in place. Please get in touch using Connect Lancaster to request support.

More guidance

Please check gov.uk for more details and the latest guidance on the different scenarios in which you should consider staying at home and guidance on what to do next.

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Delivery of food and essentials on campus

If you develop symptoms or test positive for Covid-19 we advise that you stay away from communal areas of campus, including Porters' Lodges and parcel rooms and campus outlets. You may arrange with your own College in writing for a friend who is not self-isolating to collect any parcels.

A number of our campus food outlets are offering a food delivery service to students, which you can find below.

If you live in University-managed catered accommodation, please email eat@lancaster.ac.uk with your student ID, isolation period, address, contact number and any allergies or dietary information. The Eat Team will then make the relevant units/people aware, who will then get in touch to arrange delivery of your meals.

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