COVID-19 NOTIFICATION FORM
As part of broader efforts to manage the covid risk amongst the University community, a simple form has been created to give an overview of cases and potential cases across the campuses. As well as supporting broader Test & Protect efforts, this will help inform actions on campus such as further enhanced cleaning, decisions on contacting Public Health, and also allow an offer of support to be made.
All staff and students are asked to complete the form if they either:
- Experience covid symptoms (a new and continuous cough, fever, and or loss or change to sense of taste of smell)
- Have received a positive test from the NHS
- Have been asked to self isolate for another reason (such as a member of their household having a positive test)
Information will only be held for 21 days in line with existing Test and Protect guidance, and will only be available to a very small number of colleagues.
The form can be accessed via this link which will prompt you to sign into Microsoft Office 365 using your normal log in details.
The safety and wellbeing of students and staff is our top priority at UWS. We have introduced a new free smartphone app that promotes staff and student safety across all of our campuses. SafeZone enables users to call for help and assistance when they need it most, giving you fast access to security whenever and wherever you are on campus. Once downloaded, SafeZone will automatically share your location when you are on campus with a small team of colleagues – helping with any contact tracing efforts on campus. This automatic check in feature can be turned off via the settings on your device, with information on how to do this available from the SafeZone tile.
The main features of the app are:
- Emergency alert – if you, or another person nearby, find themselves in a situation where their personal safety is threatened.
- First Aid alert – if you or another person nearby needs medical assistance.
- COVID-19 – to connect you to a local member of UWS staff to report any COVID-related issues on campus. Students are reminded, however, that full, detailed information and support relating to COVID-19 is available on the regularly-updated Academic Year 20/21 Hub.
The app is now available to download from the App Store or Google Play.
More information on the SafeZone app, including frequently asked questions, can be found on the dedicated SafeZone tile.
The minimum possible personal data will be collected by the University to help facilitate the screening programme. Specifically we will collect your name and e-mail address via the Eventbrite system so that we can allocate you an appropriate time for an appointment. We process your personal data on the basis that by booking an appointment you have provided your consent for us to do so. We will keep this booking information for the two weeks test period and then it will be deleted.
Our privacy notice for students provides further information about how we handle any personal data we hold about you and you can read this here.
The University will not have direct access to your test results but the NHS may share information with us as part of national test and trace efforts. You can find further information about how they will handle your personal data here.