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Collect free COVID-19 rapid lateral flow tests on campus

25 May 2021

From Tuesday, 25 May colleagues and students will be able to collect free rapid lateral flow tests on campus


Rapid lateral flow tests help to find cases in people who may have no symptoms but are still infectious and can give the virus to others.

The test usually involves taking a sample from your tonsils (or where they would have been) and from your nose, using a swab. You can get a result in 30 minutes.

The collection points on campus are: 

UPDATED: 20/07/21

  • Alan Gilbert Learning Commons – 9am-1pm
  • Stopford Building Reception – 9am-1pm
  • Kilburn Building – 9am-1pm
  • Fallowfield campus, outside reception – 2pm-6pm

All collection points are open Monday to Friday only.

Colleagues can also order rapid flow tests from .

Please note the test centre on campus is now closed.

Colleagues are advised to take two weekly tests when working on campus. It is recommended that you take these tests 3-4 days apart. For example, if you take your first test on a Thursday or Friday, your second test should be on the following Monday. 

IMPORTANT: You must not collect rapid lateral flow tests, attend any testing centre, or come to your workplace if you have symptoms of COVID-19. If you have symptoms, you should book through NHS Test and Trace.

  • If you test positive or need to self-isolate, please report it.
  • Further information on testing is available on our website