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Testing available for all students attending campus who are showing no symptoms of COVID-19 (asymptomatic)

The Government is providing home testing kits to students to increase testing uptake and help limit virus transmission.

Upon return to campus, all students are encouraged to take three supervised tests (three to five days apart) at an asymptomatic testing site on campus - this is currently located in the Great Hall in the Richmond Building. Booking can be accessed via this link.

After this, students will also have access to home testing kits throughout the summer term through both the Government’s offer of free rapid LFD tests twice weekly to everyone in England, and ‘University Collect’ services, under which universities will distribute tests from communal locations on campus, such as libraries. This is in addition to the onsite testing already offered.

All tests will be free, and all students who test positive from an LFD test will need to self-isolate for 10 days, unless they receive a negative PCR test within two days.

If your tests come back as negative, you must continue to abide by the Government's guidance and restrictions, as well as the University's own guidance for when you are on campus. In particular, everyone should continue to observe the 'hands, face, space' message. Wash your hands regularly and use sanitiser, wear a face covering where required and keep social distancing - stay two metres apart. 

Arriving in the UK

If you are an international student arriving in the UK, please see our information on arriving in the UK.