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Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Daily reported COVID-19 cases

We have set up a dedicated page to provide information on the numbers of positive test results for COVID-19 from University of Reading students and staff reported to us. The page will be updated each weekday.

LATERAL FLOW testing for students and staff

Our rapid on-campus COVID-19 testing centre at the SportsPark closed at the end of May.

We are encouraging all students and staff who are working on campus to take lateral flow tests regularly, even if you have received your vaccination and are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.

You can pick up free home testing kits from the dedicated collection point in the Library. The collection point is open:

Monday – Thursday between 13:00–16:00

We will continue to review the detail of any further government announcements closely to ensure we are complying with new guidance and protecting the safety of our community.

Information for current students

Information for current students is published on Essentials.

If you've received a positive COVID-19 test, please let us know by reporting it using the online positive test reporting form.


Guidance for staff

INFORMATION FOR prospective students and APPLICANTS

We’ve published information for prospective students and applicants about how we’re responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you’re starting a programme in January 2022, please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Quarantine Support Package

The University of Reading is offering support for new and returning international students who need to quarantine.


You can find more community information about the autumn term on our Working with the Community page.


We hope these pages answer the key questions you have, but if you require any further information please contact us.

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