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Coronavirus testing for students

Get screened to keep you, your mates and your lecturers safe

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:

  1. your MyPort Hub
  2. personal tutor
  3. and the University's central COVID team using this Covid Report Form

If you don't have coronavirus symptoms

Lateral flow testing

If you don't have symptoms, you can:

Positive result

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.

Negative result

A negative result means it's likely you're not infectious, but you should follow advice on how to avoid catching and spreading the virus.

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.

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