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  3. Covid-19 Testing & Vaccination

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.


Rapid LFD testing for people with no Covid-19 symptoms

Newcastle University students can still collect LFD test kits from our distribution points on campus:

  • The Students' Union Reception (open 10am-4pm) 
  • King's Gate Level 2 (open 9.30am-4.30pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10am-4.30pm on Wednesdays) 
  • The Sports Centre  

If you test positive for Covid, or have Covid symptoms, please try to stay at home for at least 5 days and avoid contact with other people. Please continue to report any positive Covid cases to us to allow us to identify any local outbreaks. 


Report : If you have tested positive for Covid-19 please let us know by using our reporting form

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 us by email covidsupport@ncl.ac.uk or the Student Services Line on 0191 208 3333. For updated operating hours please see this page.


Last reviewed: 01.04.2022