Test, Track and Trace

Track and trace at Herts

We have introduced track and trace at Herts as part of a range of measures to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Students, staff and visitors will need to check in and keep everyone safe.

Each time you enter a room on campus for 15 minutes or more, scan the QR code poster with your smartphone camera or visit the track.herts.ac.uk website and complete the short form to check in. If you scan the QR code and are logged in to the Herts Mobile app on your smartphone, you will be asked to open the app and will not be required to complete the track and trace form. If you don’t have the app, you will be directed to the track.herts.ac.uk website.

You will then be notified if you have been exposed to someone who has reported having COVID-19 and you will be given advice on what you need to do next.

You can find QR code posters in all teaching spaces and on each floor of the Learning Resource Centres (LRCs).

For more information on how your data will be used by track and trace at Herts, visit track.herts.ac.uk/privacy.

If you have any questions about track and trace at Herts, visit our frequently asked questions section.

NHS mobile COVID-19 testing unit on campus

To support our NHS the University is hosting a COVID-19 mobile testing unit on the edge of our College Lane campus. University staff, students and the local community who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be able to get a test by booking a slot in advance on the government website. The site will appear as an option on this website when slots are available. When visiting the campus, the testing unit will be in car park A in College Lane.

To keep our community safe, anyone attending an appointment will not be permitted to access any other areas of the campus. They will also be required to follow public health measures throughout the appointment, including travelling to and from the appointment. Anyone attending an appointment will be provided with guidance on getting to and from the test site safely, and additional support will be available for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities.

The site will be managed by the Department for Health and Social Care. For more information about booking a test visit www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

If an individual tests positive for COVID-19

If a student or member of staff tests positive for COVID-19 they should follow the advice given by the NHS Test and Trace Service and provide details of their recent close contacts. Current Public Health England guidance is to self-isolate for 10 days if an individual tests positive for COVID-19 and their entire household group must self-isolate for 14 days.

If you are a student or staff member and you test positive you should not attend the University. Students should inform Deanofstudents@herts.ac.uk and staff should inform their line manager. If a student lives in Halls of Residence, the Dean of Students Office will provide support during their self-isolation.

If you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace

If you are informed by NHS Test and Trace that you have been in contact with an individual with confirmed coronavirus infection then you must self-isolate for 14 days and follow the latest NHS guidance.

If you do not have symptoms but have been told by NHS Test and Trace that you have had close contact with someone who has an infection, any other people you live with in your household do not need to isolate but you must avoid close contact with them.

If you do have symptoms, then you and any other members of your household must self-isolate, while you obtain a test with NHS Test and Trace.

A negative result means you will have to continue your 14 days of self-isolation but others you live with can stop isolating.

If you return a positive result everyone else in your household must isolate for 14 days from the start of your symptoms.

If someone you meet outside of your household tells you they have COVID symptoms you are not required to isolate unless you or someone in your household develops symptoms or you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace.