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UCL launches Connect to Protect reporting tool

17 September 2020

Today sees the launch of UCL Connect to Protect - our new online reporting tool for staff and students to notify us if you think you may have coronavirus – and a step-by-step guide on how to report or respond to potential cases.


Today UCL has published new step-by step guidance for what to do if you, a student, or someone you manage may have coronavirus.

Central to our approach is UCL Connect to Protect, our new online reporting tool for staff and students to notify us if you think you may have coronavirus.

You must stay at home and use UCL Connect to Protect if:

  • you think you have coronavirus;
  • you have tested positive for the virus;
  • you are waiting for the results of a coronavirus test;
  • or you have been contacted by NHS Track and Trace and asked to self-isolate.

When you log-in, you will be asked about any symptoms you have, if you are being tested for coronavirus, if you are self-isolating, and if you have visited any areas of campus recently. We will use this information to monitor the number and location of any potential coronavirus cases, and take action where necessary to keep our campus as safe as possible.

UCL Connect to Protect has been created with public health experts and is designed to work alongside NHS Test and Trace. You can find out more and log-in to tell us you think you may have coronavirus on the UCL website.

UCL will also be introducing coronavirus testing for staff and students with symptoms by the beginning of term (28 September). This is designed to complement, not replace, the national testing service. Anyone who tests positive for the virus will be automatically referred to the NHS Test and Trace system as normal.

Scan the code to access the tool

connect to protect qr code