Coronavirus Information

Current students

All Covid information for current students is available on MyPort, including support with self-isolation, safety measures on campus, and  coronavirus testing.

University Staff

Current University of Portsmouth staff can find all information on the Staff Covid Guidance and FAQs pages.

Weekly Update: Coronavirus cases at the University

We're encouraging students and staff to get themselves tested for Covid-19 so we can proactively monitor the virus at our University, take action when needed and keep each other as safe as possible. 

At 10am on Monday 13 September, there were 2 active cases - Covid positive students and staff who were self-isolating at the University at that time.

Of these active cases, 0 were students, and 2 were staff members. This is out of a population of 31,000 students and 3,600 staff.

Case data and reporting

Since Friday 28 May 2021, when the University's on-campus testing service closed for the summer, we've been using new ways to collect case data.

Students and staff who test positive for Covid must continue to inform the University's central Covid team using this Covid Report Form. This ensures they get the support they need, and take action to limit the spread of Covid-19 on campus.

Support for self-isolating students

We’re providing a support package for our students self-isolating for 14 days in halls of residence and private accommodation which includes:

  • Welfare checks - our ResLife Team are making regular checks on students and signposting them to relevant services such as our Student Wellbeing Service.  
  • Free food parcels - for students in self-catered accommodation, and three hot meals a day to students living in our catered accommodation at Rees Hall and Burrell House.
  • Laundry service - free clean bedding to students living in University and Unite Students halls of residence. The Student Housing Company provides clean bedding at a charge. 
  • Cleaning products - a package of cleaning products to ensure that houses or flats remain hygienic places to live during self-isolation. 

University Coronavirus Information Line

Our Coronavirus Information line can help with enquiries from students, parents and guardians. This team cannot provide you with a coronavirus test appointment - please instead read the information on coronavirus testing for students or members of University staff.


Telephone: +44 (0)23 9284 5588

The phone line is open: Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm

Further guidance

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