Students can help stop the spread

Sadly coronavirus cases are high in England, particularly among university student. So it's important we do all we can to stop the spread the disease.

So at CODE we are asking you do your bit to help control Coronavirus. The Government's advice is outlined below.

If you have Covid-19 symptoms, or have tested positive, please report that you are self-isolating at codestudents.co/selfisolate.

Government guidance

We all have a role to play in reducing the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). The actions below will reduce your chance of catching COVID-19 or passing it on to others. You should think about each point carefully and plan how you will follow this guidance in your daily life.

GENERAL ADVICE

You should always try to stay 2 metres away from other people, wash your hands often, not touch your face and catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue. These actions are critical to reducing the transmission of COVID-19 in our communities.

More information is available on what you can do to protect yourself and others.

Cover you face

Wear a face covering in enclosed spaces unless you have a good reason not to. This includes when moving around the corridors of CODE.

More information is available on when to wear a face covering and how to make your own face covering.

Leicester is Tier 3: Very High Alert

Leicester is currently in Tier 3. This is for areas with a very high or very rapidly rising level of infections, where tighter restrictions are in place.

In Tier 3:

  • you must not meet socially indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody you do not live with, or who is not in your support bubble, this includes in any private garden or at most outdoor venues
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 others, including parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, a public garden, grounds of a heritage site or castle, or a sports facility – this is called the ‘rule of 6’
  • hospitality settings, such as bars (including shisha venues), pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed – they are permitted to continue sales by takeaway, click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery services.
  • indoor entertainment and tourist venues must close. This includes: casinos, bowling alleys, escape rooms and cinemas, as well as other venues. theatres and concert halls

Find out more about the measures that apply in Tier 3 areas

The police will be able to take action against those who break these rules, including asking people to disperse and issuing fixed penalty notices:

  • £200 for the first offence, lowered to £100 if paid within 14 days
  • £400 for the second offence, then doubling for each further offence up to a maximum of £6,400

If you hold, or are involved in holding, an illegal gathering of over 30 people, the police can issue fines of £10,000. Students around the country, including Nottingham have been issued with fines.

SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, stay in your flat and book a free test immediately. Closely follow the advice you are given when you book your test.

Information on how to book a test and advice on what to do next is available.

You should also let us know by completing the Self Isolation form. We can then offer advice on how to keep yourself and others safe and well. 

You should not leave CODE to go home in the event of an outbreak or restrictions being applied in a local area.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

The Student Space platform, offers mental support for students arising from this unprecedented situation. 

We also have a range of support available to help look after your well-being.

BEING TOLD TO SELF-ISOLATE

If you are notified by NHS Test and Trace that you are a contact of a person with COVID-19, stay at home and follow the advice you are given.

More information is available on what to do if you are a contact of someone with COVID-19.

If you are returning from certain countries affected by COVID-19, stay at home and follow the advice you are given.

Find out which countries are affected.

If you are staying at home for any COVID-19 related reason, you should not go outside for any reason. You should not have visitors to your studio except for people who provide you with essential care.

From 28 September, you could be fined if you do not stay at home and self-isolate following a positive test result for COVID-19, or if you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace and instructed to self-isolate because you are a contact of someone who has had a positive test result. 

From this date, if you test positive for COVID-19, it will also be an offence to knowingly provide false information about your close contacts to NHS Test and Trace. 

Failure to comply with these requirements may result in a fine of up to £10,000. 

Advice if you're self isolating

Food deliveries

If you are required to self-isolate for 14 days you have plenty of options when it comes to ordering food.

Please state when ordering that you are self-isolating and ask the delivery driver to contact our reception (or out of hours security) when they arrive on site. We will arrange for the deliveries to be taken outside of your room.

You can download the following apps that will deliver to us.

You can arrange delivery from large supermarket chains.

 

Parcels

If you need to order essentials supplies, please order as normal.

When you receive an email to say your parcel has arrived, but please do not come down to collect it. Call the office on 0116 233 5678 or email us at leicester@codestudents.co.uk and we'll deliver it to your door.