University Testing for Coronavirus
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Information about the Easter Vacation 2021 and the Pre-departure tests can be found at:
Information on our current testing programmes can be found at
If you wish to register, please sign the consent form, which can be found in the link above.
Once you have checked you are eligible and if you wish to enquire about a test or book a test please contact email@example.com
Although clinical trials have demonstrated that the current vaccines being delivered across the UK are effective at reducing the risk of severe COVID-19 infection, it is currently unknown whether they will also reduce an individual’s risk of catching and then transmitting the virus to others. In line with national guidance, we therefore recommend that all vaccinated individuals continue to participate in the asymptomatic screening programme.
The vaccine should have no impact on the swabbing results, in particular there is no risk of a false positive result with the vaccines that are currently available and the PCR-based testing approach that we are using in this programme.
Asymptomatic (For Students):
This is available to students living in College accommodation and students living in private accommodation. The pooled screening programme will resume on 18 January 2021 for students who are in Cambridge. Click on the links below for more information:
Latest update (28/01/2021):
- If your self-isolating check out 'Test to check' - available from 25 January 2021. The latest information in the Lent term testing arrangements, link below.
- If you are planning on returning to Girton/Cambridge during Lent term, please look at the latest information Lent term testing arrangements, link below.
Symptomatic Testing (For students, Fellows and staff):
The University has a fast testing service available Monday-Friday, click on the link below for more information:
The university symptomatic testing programme has expanded the criteria that allow you to have a symptomatic test.
- High temperature – this means a feeling of feverishness, or a measured temperature above 37.8° C
- New cough – this means a new intermittent or persistent cough, or worsening of your usual cough (if you have one)
- A loss or change in your sense of taste or smell, particularly in the absence of nasal congestion
- A sore throat
- Nasal discharge or congestion
- Muscle aches
- New hoarseness
- New shortness of breath
- A new wheeze
- A positive Lateral Flow test
We strongly encourage everyone who meets any of the criteria listed above to go to one of the University’s COVID symptomatic testing stations.
By testing quickly, we have the ability to react fast and appropriately.