We will be offering Lateral Flow Tests in January in the sports hall at the SportsPark on Whiteknights campus. For availability and to book a test visit our booking page.
All students are strongly encouraged to book two Lateral Flow Tests, three days apart, when you travel back to campus. If you have stayed in Reading for the Christmas break you should also book tests. The only exceptions are:
- if you have returned/arrived in the UK from overseas, as you will need to self-isolate for 10 days or use the government ‘Test to release’ scheme;
- if you are self-isolating due to having symptoms, testing positive, or having had close contact with someone who tested positive;
- if you have received a positive COVID-19 test result in the last 90 days.
If you do not wish to take a Lateral Flow Test on your return the government recommends that you instead self-isolate for 10 days.
Given the delay in the return of many students and colleagues to campus, we will be reviewing these arrangements and are likely to extend the dates once we have more detailed guidance from the Department for Education.
Please note: If you are already showing any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 – a high temperature, new continuous cough or a loss/change of your sense of taste or smell, you should let us know so we can support you and book a PCR test through the national NHS testing system.
If you have any other questions, please contact our COVID-19 support line on 0118 214 7813 from 9.15am to 4.30pm on weekdays.