COVID-19 Compliance

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Our Approach to Covid-19 Compliance.

We are living in very different times, we all have to make sacrifices and do things differently compared to only a few months ago.

At Aston Students’ Union we take the safety of our members (students) and staff very seriously. We understand you want to have an amazing student experience and it is our responsibility to help you achieve that in a Covid-19 secure and compliant way; whether that's accessing advice, running events or simply using your SU building.

This page aims to outline Aston Students’ Union (ASU) approach to Coronavirus (CV-19) and how as an organisation it intends to meet its legal and moral obligations in order to keep its members, staff, volunteers and student officers safe over the coming weeks and months.

Fundamentally we are working with and under Aston University’s approach to opening up the campus and provide a blended and interactive approach to teaching, learning and support.

Our guiding principles in our approach are:

  1. To follow national, regional and local guidelines/laws.
  2. Adhere to the Aston University’s policies and procedures (who in turn are being led by Public Health England and Public Health Birmingham).
  3. Continue to deliver a high standard of service whilst protecting both students and staff.
  4. Provide a blended approach to student membership and support services; primarily delivering online opportunities and events with some limited if essential face to face interactions.
  5. Listen to and be open to students and staff about their concerns and provide services to support their physical and mental health.

If you have any questions regarding our approach, please contact Max Mcloughlin, CEO ( in the first instance and/or download the guidance below.

If you have come across this page and feel you maybe have Covid-19 symptoms please follow this advice:

If you have recently undertaken a serology test (swab test) for Coronavirus (Covid-19) please complete the online form here.

If you have not been tested and are experiencing any of the following symptoms you must stay at home to self-isolate and get tested as soon as possible;

  • a high temperature,
  • a new, continuous cough,
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

You can get a test for free by applying online on GOV.UK, or call 119.

If you need medical advice about your symptoms, go to NHS 111 online coronavirus service or get advice from NHS 111 service. Call 999 if you feel very unwell or think there's something seriously wrong.

If you have symptoms, you and anyone you live with must stay at home (self-isolate) until you get your result, results are normally available within 48 hours. Once you have the result of the test please complete the online form here.

If it has previously been confirmed that you have contracted Coronavirus (Covid-19) and you have undertaken an antibody test please complete the antibody online form here.

If you wish to discuss any arrangements for how Aston University is managing cases of Covid-19, or how we are working with the Birmingham Public Health Team please contact us or call 0121 204 4976.