What we are doing to protect our students, staff and visitors against the spread and impact of coronavirus
We’re taking steps to protect members of our community and their families from the risk of infection and to provide as much support and advice as we can. Our most important consideration in everything we do is the health, wellbeing and safety of students and staff and people related to the University.
As far as we know, there has been one student who has been confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19. We’re taking this situation very seriously. We’ve informed anyone who had contact with them after they became ill and we're providing support and information to anyone who needs it.
We know this is a really concerning time for everyone. Here we’ve put together detailed information about coronavirus and how you can get any support that you need. We’ll keep this updated regularly.
Our priority is to keep you safe during this time and to give you the support that you need.
We're doing everything we can to limit the impact that the coronavirus outbreak has on your application to study here. We’re still committed to welcoming you to #TeamMDX in 2020.
Check our latest updates for more information for undergraduate, postgraduate and international students.
It’s very important to us that we provide protection for our staff community and their families. As many staff as possible started to work from home from Monday 16 March. This means changes to how we work and communicate and we’ll provide guidance as you switch to teaching online and working remotely.
In line with new government measures around staying at home, we ask you not to visit campus if you’re an external visitor. This includes any prospective students thinking about studying with us.
All public events on campus are suspended and we’re offering online alternatives where we can.
Based on current evidence, the main symptoms of COVID-19 are a cough, a high temperature and, in severe cases, shortness of breath. The majority of people with COVID-19 have recovered without the need for any specific treatment, as is the case for the common cold or seasonal flu. Government advice is that the vast majority of cases will best be managed at home, as with seasonal colds and flu.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, do not leave your home for 14 days from when your symptoms started. Symptoms include a high temperature and/or a new, continuous cough. It is really important that you do not come to campus if you have symptoms.
You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 14 days, contact NHS 111 online, rather than call. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111.
If you have symptoms do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. For a medical emergency dial 999.
Visit the NHS website for full information about coronavirus, including answers to common questions. The government website also has useful up-to-date material.
The NHS has issued the following advice on the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including coronavirus.