Asymptomatic testing

In support of the UK Government's testing programme, University of Kent students and staff who are not showing Covid-19 symptoms (ie are asymptomatic) can get tested on campus in the New Year.

Regular asymptomatic testing

If you are currently living on campus or accessing campus facilities, it is important you get tested regularly.  

You can now get tested twice a week at our Canterbury and Medway campuses, until at least 15 February 2021.

Canterbury testing

In conjunction with NHS Test and Trace, the University has set up an asymptomatic testing site on the Canterbury campus for students and staff who are not currently displaying symptoms of Covid-19.

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Medway testing

The University has worked with the local Health Protection Team to arrange testing for asymptomatic students and staff (those not currently displaying Covid-19 symptoms) as part of the Medway community testing programme.

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What to do if you have symptoms

Asymptomatic testing is only for students and staff who have no Covid-19 symptoms. If you have Covid-19 symptoms, you should follow latest guidance in our Covid-19 pages for students and staff.

Travelling back from overseas

Students arriving from overseas who wish to be tested at Canterbury and Medway are allowed to do so, but must first follow the relevant government guidance in full

Our testing programme is not a permitted alternative to completing the full 10-day period of self-isolation if arriving from a non-exempt country and cannot be used to reduce that period of self-isolation under the Government's Test and Release Scheme.           

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