Coronavirus testing for students
Covid information for students
To keep the campus as safe as possible, you should get rested regularly for Covid, even if you don't have symptoms.
If you have Covid symptoms you should book a PCR test with the NHS to see if you are carrying the virus.
If you don't have Covid symptoms you can arrange a test through the University.
If you test positive you'll be given instructions by NHS Test and Trace and you must tell the University by informing:
If you don't have coronavirus symptoms
Lateral flow testing
If you don't have symptoms, you can:
- Order rapid lateral flow testing kits from the Government website to be delivered to your home
- Pick up a testing kit from a community collection point near you
- Go to a community testing site to be tested
If your lateral flow test gives you a positive result, it's likely that you are carrying Covid-19. You must book a follow-up PCR test through the NHS website for confirmation, and follow self-isolation instructions.
Reporting your results
It's important you report your test results, whether positive or negative. These results, once reported, will show on your NHS app, and can be used as proof of Covid status for entry into some venues and events.
If you have coronavirus symptoms
If you have symptoms of coronavirus, book your test through the Government's national booking portal to one of a network of testing sites
If you test positive you'll automatically be entered into the NHS test and trace system. You must also inform your MyPort Hub, Personal Tutor and the University's central COVID team using this Covid Report Form.