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 and remain in your accommodation. If you live in halls of residence, visit the dedicated webpage Self-isolating in halls for College support including food deliveries.  
  2. Report your symptoms and share details of possible close contacts by completing the COVID-19 self declaration form. You can view the information you'll be asked for in the questionnaire.
  3. Book an NHS COVID-19 test as soon as possible by calling 119 or through the  NHS webpage
  4. Inform your programme or course manager. 
  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. 
  2. Continue to isolate in your accommodation for 10 full days from the day after your symptoms started/start). More information on when you can end self-isolation.

If your test is NEGATIVE

1. Inform the CCT Hub by responding to the email they have sent you.
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 COVID-19 status on MyImperial by completing the COVID-19 self declaration form.

I have tested positive for COVID-19

If you have a positive test result, you must:

  1. Self-isolate immediately and remain in your accommodation. If you live in halls of residence, visit the dedicated webpage Self-isolating in halls for College support including food deliveries.
  2. Report your positive test and share details of possible close contacts by completing the COVID-19 self declaration form. You can view the information you'll be asked for in the questionnaire.
  3. Inform your programme or course manager.

For more support from the College, check out the Student Support Zone 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 activated. As 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 yet tested positive

You should maintain social distancing practices, hand hygiene, wearing of face coverings and avoid close contact with others where possible.

The CCT Hub will contact and advise if you are subsequently confirmed to be a close contact required to isolate (ie the person displaying symptoms reports a confirmatory positive PCR test). 

If you develop symptoms, you need to arrange an NHS test and start to self-isolate immediately. Inform the CCT Hub via the COVID-19 self-declaration form and update the Hub when you have your test result. 

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

Please visit our Self-isolation exemption for close contacts via vaccination declaration webpage to check whether you are exempt from self-isolation.  

Close contacts

If you are exempt from self-isolation

  1.  Complete the 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 contact with a positive case. 
  2. Get an NHS PCR test to check if you have COVID-19 as soon as possible. You are not required to self-isolate while you wait for the results of the PCR test unless you are symptomatic. 
  3. If you develop symptoms you should arrange an NHS test and self-isolate immediately. Inform the CCT Hub via the COVID-19 self-declaration form and update the Hub when you have your test result. 

If your test is POSITIVE 

  1. Self-isolate immediately and remain in your accommodation. If you live in Halls of Residence, visit the dedicated webpage Self-isolating in halls for College support including food deliveries. 
  2. Report your positive test and share details of possible close contacts by completing the COVID-19 self-declaration form. You can view the information you'll be asked for in the questionnaire. 
  3. Inform your programme or course manager. 

If you are not exempt from self-isolation

  1. You are legally required to self-isolate, and you must begin a 10-day isolation period in your accommodation. If you live in Halls of Residence, visit the dedicated webpage Self-isolating in halls for College support including food deliveries.  
  2. Expect to be contacted by the CCT Hub covidcthub@imperial.ac.uk and/or NHS Test and Trace. 
  3. Record your COVID-19 isolation status on MyImperial by completing the COVID-19 self-declaration form
  4. Inform your course or programme manager.

If you develop symptoms, you need to arrange an NHS test and self-isolate immediately. Inform the CCT Hub via the COVID-19 self-declaration form and update the Hub when you have your test result. 

If your test is POSITIVE 

  1. Self-isolate immediately and remain in your accommodation. If you live in Halls of Residence, visit the dedicated webpage Self-isolating in halls for College support including food deliveries. 
  2. Report your positive test and share details of possible close contacts by completing the COVID-19 self-declaration form. You can view the information you'll be asked for in the questionnaire. 
  3. Inform your programme or course manager.