BU has a testing facility set up on Talbot Campus in Kimmeridge House, 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.
Additionally, from 9th April the government has announced that all adults living in the UK can access LFD home testing. The current arrangements for home tests are to collect a pack from one of the collection centres, pharmacies or get a pack delivered to your home address. More information is available on the gov.uk website.
Do I have to have a test?
Do I have to get tested twice?
How can I get a test?
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 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 for permitted international travel (into or out of the UK). 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. 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 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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