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Department of Computer Science and Technology


If you feel unwell at any time with any type of illness or symptoms you should not come into the Department. If you do feel unwell while you are in the building, phone Reception 01223 763500 or a First Aider to inform them, given them your CRSID, surname and office and agree on a plan.

If you cannot contact anyone on the phone, email to inform them of your plan and leave as soon as possible. Put on your face covering and keep it on until you get home. If you cannot leave immediately, isolate yourself in your office.

The normal procedure if there is a suitable person in the building is:

  • If you cannot go home immediately, you will be isolated, ideally in your office, or in one of the isolation rooms (e.g. FW07 or FW19). If the decision is to go to an Isolation room, go straight there, taking the shortest possible route.
  • Do not open the door of the room in which you are isolated until you are about to leave the building.
  • A member of Reception Staff, a First Aider or someone from the cl-shutdown group will place a sign on the outside of your office or isolation room door to inform other building members that the room is in use for isolation purposes.
  • When you leave the building email Reception or the First Aider and cc to inform them you are leaving the building. Please leave the isolation sign in place. 

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, you must take a test as soon as possible. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, a change in your sense of smell/taste, or any other flu-like symptoms such as sore throat or muscle aches.

To get a test, call Addenbrooke’s Hospital Occupational Health on 01223 216767 (8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday), stating that you wish to be tested as part of the University of Cambridge’s testing programme. If you develop symptoms out of hours, please request a test using the NHS website. If you prefer, you may request a PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 using the NHS website. However, if you use our dedicated testing service, you may receive your result faster. Please do not request more than one test. 

Stay at home and self-isolate until you receive further instructions from the Addenbrooke's Hospital Occupational Health or Infectious Diseases teams, in accordance with Public Health England (PHE) guidance. 

Send the result of the test. 

Unless there are cleaners with full PPE who can clean any rooms which have been contaminated, the rooms will be locked for 72 hours following isolation and signage will be placed on the door instructing no one to enter. After 72 hours the cleaners will be instructed to clean the rooms, and the notices will be removed.