Asymptomatic Testing extended for students and staff

The Asymptomatic Testing Site located on campus in The Great Hall will continue to offer rapid lateral flow testing for students and staff until the end of February.  Students who may have already had one or two tests are encouraged to continue to access the site every week for ongoing testing if you are regularly on campus for your teaching and learning (only courses that are continuing in-person learning in line with the UK Government Guidance).   Additionally, any students who have returned to campus where you do not have access to appropriate alternative accommodation, facilities or study space, or who need to have returned for personal wellbeing reasons, or who have remained on campus over Christmas can access testing as well.

The Test Site in the Great Hall is open every Monday and Thursday from 9.00am-5.00pm and you can book a test appointment on the intranet.

We will be monitoring and reviewing demand on a regular basis so that we can adapt opening hours and days as and when more capacity is needed.

It’s really important to take a regular test if you are coming to campus. The lateral flow tests are used for people who don’t have symptoms. These tests are used to find people who may have no symptoms but are infectious.  This type of test is very good at identifying people who have high levels of the virus, and are infectious on the day, so they are a kind of spot check test.  This testing is most effective when you get tested regularly, at least once a week, or twice a week if you are on campus more often. By taking these tests regularly you are protecting not just yourself, but fellow students and staff on campus.

Testing is free!  It is easy to book an appointment and the whole process takes around 15 minutes.

Your test results only reflect your status at the time the test was taken and even with a negative test result you must continue to follow all of the good guidance to reduce the spread of infection at all times:  hands, face, space!

Please note:  In line with the national lockdown restrictions students are asked to only use on campus facilities if you have to, including libraries and study spaces, to reduce the risk of transmission.


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