Update on staff testing [UPDATED 04 January 21]

December 14th, 2020

Staff testing continues to the end of term with nearly 2,500 staff having been tested so far. The number of active cases of Covid-19 continues its downward trend and has reduced by 99% since October to 13 active cases. There are no active cases amongst staff, with 13 active cases among students, from a population of 35,000

All staff including postgraduate researchers with a University email can access the testing service at one of our dedicated testing stations outlined below.

Staff can access an asymptomatic test (saliva) test until 17 December at the times and locations below, and from 4 January at the times and locations below.

There are no limits on the number of asymptomatic tests you take. Staff who are on campus regularly should consider taking a test twice a week.

Staff working from home off campus can also access the testing service, but we ask you not to take any unnecessary risks in travelling to our testing stations.

Testing is, of course, voluntary but we hope that the testing service for staff will offer reassurance at this time and keep our community safe.

You can find out more about our winter break plans for our students here and about the different types of tests on offer.

Testing should never be seen as a substitute for any of the Covid-19 security measures in place across campus or the wider local public health rules. We are offering access to regular asymptomatic testing to provide staff with additional reassurance and peace of mind.

Please do be aware that the testing service is, by definition, for staff who do not exhibit Covid-19 symptoms. If you have symptoms, you must isolate and book an NHS test as soon as possible.

Where to access to staff testing

You do not need an appointment to obtain and submit your test. Please ensure you haven’t eaten for two hours prior to submitting your saliva sample. You’ll need to visit one of the following testing locations:

January testing service locations and times – from Monday 4 January

University Park Campus

  • Portland Building, the Welcome Zone on C floor

Monday to Thursday, 10am–4pm (last session 3:30-4pm)

  • Coates Building, room A01

Monday to Thursday, 10am–4pm – (last session 3:30-4pm)

Jubilee Campus

  • West Atrium (previously Jubilee Conference Centre)

Monday to Thursdays, 10am–4pm (last session 3:30-4pm)

Sutton Bonington

  • Main Building, room A32, Bonington Student Village

Monday to Wednesday,  10am-3pm (last session 2:30-3pm)

How to take an asymptomatic test

Please visit the testing service website to find out more, look at the instructions on how to submit your saliva sample and log your sample online at the testing service website. Please return your saliva sample to one of the locations, (confirmed on the testing website by the end of this week) within two days of taking the test.

What happens next?
The University Testing Service aims to process tests by the next working day, subject to demand and capacity.

If you receive a positive test result, you will be contacted via phone or text to the number you provide and sent an email providing information and advice on what to do next.

If you receive a negative test result, you will be sent an email confirming this.

Full details of the support available to students and staff is available on the University’s coronavirus pages

Thank you for your support in helping us tackle the spread of Covid-19. Contact  testingservice@nottingham.ac.uk with any questions.

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December 1st, 2020 at 4:24 pm

Neil Everett

Can you tell me which building this is in. We a company called Campus Living Village, with many buildings, but I haven’t heard of Bonington Student Village.

Sutton Bonington

Bonington Student Village, room A32
Monday to Wednesday, 10am–3.30pm

December 2nd, 2020 at 10:28 am


Hi Neil,
It’s Main Building, room A32.

December 3rd, 2020 at 8:35 am

Debbie Sparkes

Is the testing at Sutton Bonington every week now?
It used to be every other week but the above suggests every Monday-Wednesday

December 3rd, 2020 at 11:12 am

Cyrus M

Hi Debbie. That’s correct, testing on Sutton Bonington campus is every week, from Monday – Wednesday, 10am-3.30pm. Thanks

January 22nd, 2021 at 11:02 am


Would it be possible for others in our household to take the asymptomatic test?

January 22nd, 2021 at 4:33 pm


Hi Clare,
The asymptomatic testing service is just for staff and students with a university email address. For more information, please visit https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/coronavirus/university-testing-service/asymptomatic-testing-service/staff-testing/index.aspx.

May 16th, 2021 at 6:07 pm


Which building is the West Atrium? I have seen a testing centre opposite the football pitch by jubilee sports centre- would I go here for testing?
Thank you

May 20th, 2021 at 12:06 pm


West Atrium was previously the Jubilee Conference Centre. A map of Jubilee Campus can be found at https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/sharedresources/documents/jc-2020-2021-map.pdf and the building can be found in square E4.

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