All students are urged to get tested if it is available at their university to help protect themselves and their friends, families and home communities and keep everyone as safe as possible when returning to campus.
Testing will help to break the chain of transmission amongst students especially when they are infected but are not aware of it and help to ensure the we reduce the spread on campus.
Testing is not compulsory, but strongly advised
You do not have to have the tests but we have been advised by the Government that you will need to self-isolate for 10 days before you can access campus facilities and buildings other than your accommodation.
Receiving your test results
If you do not receive your result within two hours please return to the clinic and we will give you your result or email email@example.com.
Length of time between tests
We ask that students take two tests three days apart and as close as possible to your departure date from the University.
There is also no need to self-isolate between tests if the first test is negative.
Is one test enough?
Research suggest that the current LFD test has been found to have high specificity but with slightly lower sensitivity i.e. potential to miss some COVID-19 positive cases. Therefore, the two tests conducted close to each other are a measure to pick up any case that was missed in the first round or newly developed cases.
Testing whilst in quarantine
We do not offer Test to Release currently so you will need to complete your quarantine period before booking a COVID-19 test at our clinic and to follow the government guidance here when arriving in the UK.
If you can't get to campus for a test
If you cannot get to our campus to have a lateral flow test then you are able to book a test at a local test site, collect home test kits at a home test kit collection point, or you can order a home test kit online.
Administration of the tests
We have a team of nurses and healthcare assistants on hand who can administer the test for you or talk you through administering the swab yourself.