Students and staff on campus are strongly advised to take a Lateral Flow Test twice a week, ideally 3 days apart, at the SportsPark. Although not mandatory, testing can identify those who are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19 but are unknowingly carrying the virus. Our testing facility is expected to be in place until at least the end of March, when we expect further advice from the government.
If you have timetabled face-to-face teaching in the coming weeks, you may travel back to campus but you are strongly encouraged to book a Lateral Flow Test for when you arrive. If you are travelling from overseas, you must follow the updated government rules which we have published on Essentials.
If you test positive from a Lateral Flow Test, you must self-isolate immediately for 10 days and let us know using our online form so we can support you and your close contacts. PHE have temporarily removed the requirement to take a confirmatory PCR test after a positive LFT result given the prevalence of the virus in England at the moment.
- 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;
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org. These enquiries will be monitored daily from Monday to Friday.