The ‘Health on the Move’ vaccine van is coming back to campus. All new and returning students are invited to receive their first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine from 4-7 October.
Regular lateral flow tests
Research shows that 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 display no symptoms, so regular testing – twice a week, three days apart – is strongly encouraged for all students on campus. This helps ensure that you are not unknowingly carrying the virus, and potentially passing it on to others.
We know that the majority of students who responded to our poll are fully vaccinated, however – look out for ‘early’ and ‘mild’ symptoms that Public Health England (PHE) advise may include loss of appetite; diarrhoea; nausea/vomiting; extreme tiredness; headaches; joint pain; muscle ache; runny nose; sore throat; sneezing; altered consciousness; seizures.
Even if you’ve had the vaccine, you can still catch the virus. So if you experience mild symptoms, take a lateral flow test, just to be sure.
If you have any of the main symptoms, self-isolate and take a PCR test straight away.