Let's all keep getting tested!

We are making it as easy as possible for everyone to collect an LFD home, self-testing kit. There are now multiple locations open this week at all of our student accommodation sites and locations across campus open at different times (from 6am-6pm!). You don’t need to book an appointment to collect your first box of home testing kits – which contains 7 tests (enough for nearly a month) and when you need another box just come along and collect one. All you will need is your ID card and a member of staff will record your name and contact phone number alongside the batch number of the tests.



Bramall Music Building

Monday – Thursday:  0900 – 1630

Sport & Fitness

Monday - Friday:  0600 – 1430

Medical School reception

Monday - Friday:  0800 – 1800

Business School reception

Monday - Friday:  1000 – 1600

School of Engineering [Stores:  Room G20]

Monday - Friday:  0900 – 1230 / 1330 - 1500

Student accommodation sites  (reception areas)

Jarratt Hall

Monday - Friday:  0900 – 1700

Pritchatts Park  

Monday - Friday: 0800 – 1600

Metal Works

Monday - Friday: 0900 – 1700

Battery Park

Monday - Friday: 0900 – 1800

Oak Brook Park

Monday - Friday: 0900 – 1800

The Vale

Tuesday - Wednesday: 1000 – 1600

It is really important that you register your results every time you take a test at home, including the negative results.  It’s easy to do and takes a few minutes. You should report your results straight away and no more than 24 hours after taking the test.

When prompted “Who was the test for?” – choose “A nursery, school, college, university…”

You will then be asked “What is the name or postcode of the University?”

Here, if you type in the four letter code written on your box it will immediately pop-up. 

For example BEZT (Collecting from the Bramall Music Building) will appear as LFD: University of Birmingham

Don’t forget:  taking two tests per week, a few days apart, is recommended.  If, at any time, you receive a positive result you, and your household, must self-isolate immediately and you should order a confirmatory PCR test. You can get a test sent to you in the post at home or book an appointment at a walk through testing site including the site on campus, adjacent to Sports & Fitness.

As soon as you get a positive test result, from any test, you should let us know via this reporting form.

Reporting the result of your Covid test is really important. Reporting a positive result allows us to ensure that appropriate support is in place for any student or staff member who has tested positive, as well as allowing us to quickly identify potential close contacts and arrange necessary additional cleaning as required.

And finally  -  if you prefer to get a supported test, or need to practice your test-taking before doing one at home then our Asymptomatic Testing Site in the Great Hall will be open until the end of June.   We are open every Monday and Thursday between 9am-4.30pm.  You will need to book a testing slot which you can do here.  


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