BU has a testing facility set up on Talbot Campus in the Sports Hall within the Student Centre, specifically created to provide Covid-19 tests for our staff, students, and staff and students from Arts University Bournemouth. Please only book a test if you do not have coronavirus symptoms. The following frequently asked questions provide more detail about the facility.
Do I have to have a test?
Do I have to get tested twice?
How can I get a test?
Do I have to have both tests before I come onto campus?
Do I need to book or can I just turn up for a test?
I can’t make the time for my programme or departmental testing – can I come at another time?
I am self-isolating away from Bournemouth. Can I travel back to university and get tested?
I am an international student. If I come for testing, does that mean I don’t need to self-isolate?
I need proof of a negative Covid-19 test to enter another country. Can I use the on-campus testing to prove this?
What will happen when I arrive at the test centre?
When will I get my test results?
Who will see my test result and other personal data?
What happens during the test? What happens if I test positive?
What happens if someone in my household tests positive?
What if I need help while self-isolating?
I am on placement – can I get tested?
I am starting my studies/research at BU in January. Can I get tested?
I am a Postgraduate Research (PGR) student – when can I take my tests?
What is the difference between the tests taking place on campus and the other test at other facilities in the local area?
I’m a member of staff and would like a test. How do I book this?
How can I get onto campus for my test?
I am a health care student and have had the Covid-19 vaccine. Do I still need to get tested for the virus?
What do I need to know about the LFD test results?
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