How can I access the rapid Covid-19 testing so I can return home for winter break?

Newcastle University is working alongside UK Government to develop a testing programme for those who are asymptomatic ahead of 9 December 2020 for anyone who wishes to have a test. Do continue to check your emails over the coming weeks for further information on the testing programme and for guidance on returning home, should you choose to do so.

If you have Covid symptoms, you should book a test immediately with the NHS.

The Government is issuing separate communications to individual universities regarding the testing programme, and will target universities based on a range of factors including local rates of Covid, whether testing is available already and the percentage of high-risk students in each University.