Medway testing

We have been working with the Director of Public Health at Medway Council to arrange for asymptomatic testing to be available for students and staff on the Medway campus.

Regular asymptomatic testing

Please get tested regularly. If you are living or working on campus or just visiting for essential use of the Library or other facilities, you should be tested twice a week.

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8 March student return

Please note - students should only return if told by their school they are in the priority group or if they fit one of the existing criteria for return (for health, wellbeing or study space reasons).

Returning from within the UK

If it is available, you are advised to have a test local to your home address, prior to travelling. 

You should then be tested immediately upon your return to your term-time address and again 3 days later.

Even if your first test is negative, please limit your social contact until you get your second negative result.

From then on, get regularly tested twice a week and follow the national lockdown rules. 

Returning from overseas

The Government has introduced new regulations concerning travelling to England from a foreign country which come into force from 15 February 2021. 

You must complete the correct Government arrivals quarantine and testing procedure.

You should then get regularly tested twice a week at the asymptomatic test sites in Medway and follow the national lockdown rules.

For students and staff at the Medway campus who would like to be tested for Covid-19, the University has arranged with the local Health Protection Team for staff and students to be part of the community asymptomatic testing programme in Medway. There are four sites available, one of which is based in the Deep End on the Medway campus. Please choose whichever site is nearest to your term-time address, avoiding public transport if possible. Bookings are now open

Lateral flow antigen test

The ATS provides a Lateral Flow antigen test. The self-administered test is free of charge, and quick and easy to do. You will need to take two tests ideally three to five days apart and your results will be uploaded to NHS Test & Trace within 30-60 minutes. Results should be available to you shortly afterwards (but could take up to three hours during peak times).

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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.

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