Where can I get a Covid test close to campus?

The NHS Local Test Centre is open on Castle Leazes car park. The centre is open 7 days a week 8am-8pm with a capacity of 300+ tests per day.  If you have COVID symptoms tests can be booked via the NHS website in the usual way.  

You can also receive a rapid LFD test in our Student’s Union building. These tests are for students who are not currently experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, and we strongly advise that you receive two tests per week if you are accessing campus buildings and facilities. You can book an LFD test here.  


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

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 Covid Enquiry Line on 0191 222 5101 

Covid Enquiry Line operating hours:

  • 9am - 5pm - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
  • 10am - 5pm - Wednesdays


Last updated: 22.03.2021