Rapid COVID testing

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What is this test?

This is a lateral-flow test being rolled out by the Government to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Why should I have this test?

We encourage you to take this test because if it is negative, it reduces the risk of passing COVID to others you come into contact with. It is recommended to take two tests three days apart as soon as you can after returning to Leicester (for students) or on your return to campus (for home students and staff).

What does it involve?

It is a swab test with an approved NHS testing kit that is quick and easy to take. Results will be provided to you usually within an hour or two. Watch this video below to see how quick and easy the testing is.

How do I get a test?

You can book your test. Please carefully fill in your full name and University email address. Please remember to take your student/staff identity card to the testing centre.

How often can I have this test?

Currently, we are only able to offer the two tests per staff and student member, but are working hard with the Department of Health and Social Care to be able to offer weekly testing to all staff and students. More information to follow.

Where is it?

Testing takes place at Charles Wilson Sports Hall and the Village Hub, Oadby.

How do I cancel a booking?

If you need to change or cancel your booking, you can do so by following the ‘Change your appointment’ link in the booking confirmation email. Changes can be made until 2 hours before the appointment. 

What if I test positive?

If you test positive, you must self-isolate in your current residence for a period of 10 days. You must also report using the staff reporting form or the student reporting form. If you are in a hall of residence, email accommodation@le.ac.uk. This is so that we can support you appropriately during your isolation period.

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