If you have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, government guidance for England states that you are not required to self-isolate if any of the following apply: 

  • you are fully vaccinated 
  • you are below the age of 18 years 6 months 
  • you have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial 
  • you are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons 

Fully vaccinated means 14 days have passed since your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine given by the NHS. 

If you are fully vaccinated and wish to ensure that your work or studies are not interrupted by being asked to self-isolate, you will need to complete a short vaccination status form on MyImperial 

Completing the vaccination status form is voluntary. However, if you do not complete it, then you will not be allowed to attend College campuses for 10 days following a contact with a positive case. 

We encourage everyone who is fully vaccinated or medically exempt to complete the form now. If you are later identified as a close contact, the College’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing Hub will be able to check your details and quickly determine whether or not you need to self-isolate. 

MyImperial form

How do I complete the form?

Log into MyImperial and click on the ‘Vaccination declaration - COVID19’ icon, or use this link to access the form directly

Enter the details for each vaccination you have received - vaccination date, name of vaccine and country in which you had the vaccine. You will also be asked to provide a contact telephone number. 

 

 

Can I update my details in the future?

If you want to provide additional information – for example, you completed the form after one dose of the vaccine and you have now received a second dose – you can access the form in the same way and add details of an additional vaccination. 

If you realise you have made a mistake when entering your details, you will need to click 'delete vaccination' and then add the details again. 

Who will have access to the data I give on the form?

Only the College’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing Hub will have access to your personal data. They will only access your data if you have been listed as a close contact by someone who has tested positive. They will share relevant information with Imperial’s Halls of Residence team if there is a positive case in Halls. Anonymised reports may be shared with College management groups, for example, the percentage of staff and students who have been vaccinated in a department.   

You can to find out more. 

I have been fully vaccinated in the UK but I don’t want to share my vaccination information with the College. Do I have to self-isolate?

Completing the vaccination status form is voluntary. However, if you do not complete it, then you will not be allowed to attend College campuses for 10 days following a contact with a positive case.  

NHS Test and Trace will contact you to let you know that you have been identified as a contact and check whether you are legally required to self-isolate.  

I’m fully vaccinated – can I complete the form now?

Yes  we encourage everyone who is fully vaccinated or medically exempt to complete the form now. If you’re later identified as a close contact, the College’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing Hub will be able to check your details and quickly determine whether or not you need to self-isolate.

I have been fully vaccinated in the UK and I have been “pinged” by the NHS app telling me I am a close contact – do I need to complete the form?

You should follow the advice provided by NHS Test and Trace.

If NHS Test and Trace say you do not need to self-isolate, then you can attend campus as usual and you do not need to do anything further.

There is no need for you to contact the CCT Hub unless you develop symptoms or have a positive LFD or PCR test result. 

Government rules for close contacts

I have been fully vaccinated overseas – do I need to self-isolate?

YesThe government rules state that the exemption is only open to fully vaccinated people who received their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine given by the NHS at least 14 days prior to contact with a positive case. 

If you have been vaccinated overseas you are legally required to self-isolate.  

I have received one dose – do I need to self-isolate?

You must have received your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine given by the NHS at least 14 days prior to contact with a positive case.  

If you have only received one dose of a vaccine for which two doses are recommended, you are legally required to self-isolate. 

I received my final dose recently – do I need to self-isolate?

You must have received your final dose at least 14 days prior to contact with a positive case.  

If you received your final dose more recently, you are legally required to self-isolate. 

I’ve just turned 18 – do I need to self-isolate?

If you are below the age of 18 years 6 months then you do not need to self-isolate. 

Someone in my household has tested positive for COVID-19 – do I need to self-isolate?

The same rules apply for household contacts as for other close contacts. You are not required to self-isolate if you live in the same household as someone with COVID-19 and any of the following apply: 

  • you are fully vaccinated 
  • you are below the age of 18 years 6 months 
  • you have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial 
  • you are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons 

 Fully vaccinated means 14 days have passed since your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine given by the NHS.