Asymptomatic Testing Service recommended for accreditation by Government

August 10th, 2021

The university’s Asymptomatic Testing Service has been recommended for accreditation from the Government.

From now on, staff and students without symptoms who use the university’s Asymptomatic Testing Service and test positive will only need to test once and will no longer be required to take an NHS confirmatory test.

They will also be able to begin 10 days isolation from the day they took the university test. Results are linked to the NHS Track and Trace programme and we will be updating our registration process to ask a couple of extra questions required as part of the direct reporting process.

Note that people with symptoms still need to continue to get tests via the NHS.

In terms of international travel, currently the government requires Day 2 and Day 8 tests to be sequenced for variants of concern as well as tested for Covid-19.

This is something that we are unable to do in-house and so we are currently unable to provide testing for those travelling into the UK from Amber or Green list countries.

The Government manages a list of private providers who are able to provide the testing service for international arrivals.

Find out more about the university’s Asymptomatic Testing Service.

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