Will Newcastle University be offering rapid testing on return after the winter break?

Covid testing will be available to all students on their return to University and you should get tested as soon as you can when you return to campus or access University facilities, including placement. Testing everyone will be a key tool to reduce the risk of transmission and outbreaks of Covid-19 within our community. If you do not get tested, you should self-isolate for 10 days, to reduce the risk of transmission between home and University.

Students will be encouraged to take two rapid tests, three days apart. You can book your slots now via this online booking link. 

These tests are being offered to give students who are required to return to University, some reassurance that you can resume their in-person activities safely and you are not unknowingly spreading Covid-19 to others on campus and in the wider community.

There is specific advice for international students who may have already booked their travel for their arrival in/return to the UK.

Remember that you will need to book TWO Tests. Where possible these should be 3 days apart, if this is not possible this can be extended to 5 days. If you have any queries please get in touch: For students: Covid Support (covidsupport@newcastle.ac.uk) For colleagues: Occupational health (occhealth@newcastle.ac.uk )