Students coming to campus should book and take two rapid Covid tests, three days apart, upon arrival or self-isolate for 10 days and inform the University through the Coronavirus reporting form.
As in Semester 1, tests are only available to students who do not have symptoms of Covid-19 (‘Asymptomatic Testing’). They are also available to students who have previously had Covid-19.
Tests are simple, fast and free of charge. They are voluntary but we strongly encourage all students who wish to return safely to campus to take them - it will help to stop the spread of the virus and protect your friends, other students, staff and the local community. Students who do not take the tests will need to self-isolate for 10 days and inform the University through the Coronavirus reporting form.
We strongly encourage you to take two tests, three days apart. Again, tests will be rapidly processed on site; you may receive your results in as little as an hour, however it could take longer. If it is not possible to take two tests, please book at least one test.
If you have travelled overseas during the festive period, you may have been required to show evidence of a negative Covid-19 PCR test prior to travelling to the UK.
We strongly recommend that you also book and take a rapid Covid-19 test on your return to, or arrival on, campus as you may have come into contact with Covid-19 during your travel.
If you have travelled from a non-air corridor country and are required to quarantine on your arrival in the UK, then a rapid Covid test will be available to you when your quarantine ends.
• international students who have remained in the UK and those who have arrived and do not have alternative accommodation
• those who have remained in their university accommodation over the winter break
• those who have returned to university accommodation in exceptional circumstances, for example because they are without access to appropriate study spaces or facilities in their vacation accommodation
• those requiring additional support, including those with mental health and wellbeing issues
• commuter students, on an exceptional basis where they are not in the first tranche of returners, who require access to university facilities to access online learning (for example because they do not have access to appropriate study spaces or facilities in their usual accommodation)
• researchers and research students who require access to specialist facilities for their work. If research students can work from home, they are encouraged to do so.