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How do I get a COVID-19 test?

PCR Testing for people with Covid-19 symptoms

From 1 April 2022, free PCR tests will no longer be available in England, however some at-risk groups are still able to access PCR tests free of charge. For more details, please see the Government website.


Report: If you have tested positive for Covid-19, please follow the normal Student Sickness and Absence Reporting procedure to inform your School. 

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).

Covid support: If you have a Covid-19 related enquiry, you can contact the Student Services Line on 0191 208 3333. For updated operating hours please see this page.


Last reviewed: 07.10.2022