How can I book a rapid (LFD) Covid-19 test for my return to University in 2021?

If you are yet to return to Newcastle, you are encouraged to get a test before you travel back to university, either through your local community testing programme or by ordering a test online.

On your return to Newcastle, you should arrange to take three tests at the University’s on-campus testing centre (3- 4 days apart). You should then test twice a week, either using home test kits or at the on-campus testing facility. Home tests can be ordered here.

We anticipate that we will soon be able to provide our students with home testing kits. We will communicate this with you when we have more information.

These tests are being offered to give you some reassurance that you can resume your in-person activities safely and you are not unknowingly spreading Covid-19 to others on campus and in the wider community.

There is wheelchair access available via a lift at the on-campus testing centre. The level-access to the Students' Union basement will be arranged through queue coordinators at the main entrance who will show individuals down to the basement and back up again. 


If you have any queries please get in touch:

Report : tell us that you are self-isolating through the Covid-19 reporting form, so that we can support you.

Covid support: If you have a Covid-19 related enquiry, you can contact us by email or the Covid Enquiry Line on 0191 222 5101 (open 11am-2pm, Monday-Friday).

Urgent help: If you have an urgent need that cannot wait until the next working day you should call Security on 0191 208 6817 (available 24/7).


Last updated: 16.04.2021