Report your COVID-19 status as soon as possible

Complete the COVID-19 self declaration form

Imperial’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing Hub (CCT Hub) supports staff and students. This is in addition to the NHS Test and Trace service.

This page contains guidance on what to do if you:

  • develop COVID-19 symptoms
  • have received a positive test for COVID-19
  • have been in contact with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19

If you have COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result, you must report this to the CCT Hub regardless of whether you are studying or working remotely, or have been on or off campus recently. This is important so that we can offer you support, prevent the spread of infection and protect our Imperial community. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

I have COVID-19 symptoms

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you must:

  1. Self-isolate immediately at home and do not visit any campuses.  
  2. Report your symptoms and share details of possible close contacts by completing the COVID-19 self declaration form on MyImperial. You can view the information you will be asked for
  3. Book a test as soon as possible by calling 119 or via the  NHS webpage
  4. Inform your line manager and log your self-isolation on Teamseer. You can view HR guidance on Teamseer categories.
  5. Take the COVID-19 test.  

If your test is POSITIVE

  1. Inform the CCT Hub by responding to the email they have sent you. Please ensure you respond to emails sent to you from the CCT Hub. 
  2. Continue to isolate at home for 10 full days from the day after your symptoms started/start. More information on when you can end self-isolation.
  3. Inform your line manager and log your self-isolation on Teamseer.

 If your test is NEGATIVE 

1. Inform the CCT Hub by responding to the email they have sent you. Please ensure you respond to emails sent to you from the CCT Hub. 
2. You can leave self-isolation, if:
  • You feel well and have a normal temperature.
  • You have not been advised to self-isolate as a contact of a confirmed or suspected case.
  • You have completed any self-isolation period required because you travelled to the UK from a non-exempt country in the past 14 days.
3. Update your status on Teamseer.

I have tested positive for COVID-19

If you have a positive test result, you must:

  1. Self-isolate at home immediately for a minimum of ten days. 
  2. Report your positive test and share details of your contacts by completing the COVID-19 self declaration form on MyImperial. You can view the information you will be asked for
  3. Inform your line manager and log your self-isolation on TeamseerYou can view HR guidance on Teamseer categories.

More information can be found on  the NHS website  and the  HR webpages.  

College COVID-19 tests

If you were tested via the College COVID-19 testing scheme your positive test result and contact details will be passed on to Public Health England to allow the NHS Test and Trace contact tracing process to be activatedAs COVID-19 is a notifiable disease, the College's laboratory has a statutory duty to make this report.  

The result is also reported to the CCT Hub to activate the College's own contact tracing service. The Hub will email to prompt you to complete the COVID-19 self declaration form if you have not already done so. 

    I’ve been identified as a close contact with somebody who has symptoms, but not tested positive yet

    If you are contacted by the CCT Hub to advise you that you are a close contact and are therefore at risk of carrying the virus, you must:

    1. Begin a 10 day isolation period at home, until the Hub contacts you again, once we are notified of the person’s COVID-19 test result.
    2. Inform your line manager and log your self-isolation on Teamseer. You can view HR guidance on Teamseer categories.

    Requiring you not to come on to campus whilst we establish the COVID-19 status of the person you were in contact with goes beyond current government guidelines for non-household contacts of a person with symptoms, but the College considers it a necessary measure to prevent the spread of infection and protect our Imperial community.

    If the CCT Hub advises you that the contact tested POSITIVE

    1. Complete 10 days self-isolation. The Hub will advise you on when you can resume normal activities.
    2. Inform your line manager and log your self-isolation on Teamseer
    3. If you develop symptoms, arrange an NHS test and continue to self-isolate until your test result is known. If your test result is positive, inform the Hub via the COVID-19 self declaration form on MyImperial.

    If the CCT Hub advises you that the contact tested NEGATIVE  

    1. You can resume normal activities unless you are unwell or are in isolation because of some other contact.
    2. Inform your line manager and update your status on Teamseer

    I’ve been identified as a close contact with somebody who has tested positive for COVID-19

    1. Self-isolate at home immediately for a minimum of 10 days. You will be told when your self-isolation period will come to an end.
    2. Expect to be contacted by the CCT Hub covidcthub@imperial.ac.uk and NHS Test and Trace. They will be in touch to let you know you have been identified as a contact.  
    3. Inform your line manager and log your self-isolation on TeamseerYou can view HR guidance on Teamseer categories.

    If you develop symptoms while you are in self-isolation, arrange an NHS test and continue to self-isolate until your test result is known. If it is positive, inform the Hub via the COVID-19 self declaration form on MyImperial.

    Whilst self-isolating as a contact you should not request a COVID-19 test unless you develop symptoms. Even if the test result is negative, you still need to complete your 10 days self-isolation period.