Asymptomatic Covid-19 Testing Update 24.11.20: We are pleased to announce we have been given permission to run asymptomatic Covid-19 testing facilities on both campuses between the 2nd and 9th December.

You are encouraged to undertake testing (ideally two tests three days apart) before travelling home from Swansea University to avoid transmitting the virus if you are asymptomatic (not displaying symptoms).  Details about how to book a test will be shared soon. 

We will unfortunately be unable to test all students due to timescales, therefore vulnerable students, or those who live with someone vulnerable to COVID-19 will be prioritised.

How will testing work?

Students should take two lateral flow tests 3 days apart before going home:

  • A positive result will require individuals to stay in their accommodation until their 10 day self-isolation period finishes;
  • Two negative test results mean the individual can return home immediately (within 24 hours of the test);
  • Testing is not 100% accurate so the University cannot accept liability for a false negative or if someone contracts the virus after testing.
  • You must inform the University if you receive a positive test via MyUniSupport@swansea.ac.uk

We are currently updating our web pages and a full list of FAQs will be available online. Please be assured, support is available from the University should you test positive and need to self-isolate.

If you have COVID symptoms, you must not book an asymptomatic test – Local Covid 19 tests, if needed can be requested by calling 01639 862757.  There is also a Local Testing Site (LTS) situated in Swansea City Centre’s Grand Theatre and this is open 8am-8pm every day. Appointments must be made via the Welsh Government website https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-covid-19-test

If you are choosing to travel home for Christmas we would encourage you to do so after your last on-campus activity and two negative asymptomatic tests. We are hoping to extend the testing past 9th December for those living in Swansea or staying over the Christmas period, we will release more details when confirmed.

International Travel

Please ensure you are aware of any entry restrictions, screening or quarantine requirements specific to the country you intend to travel to. This method of asymptomatic testing may not be accepted by some countries for entry, you would therefore need to arrange an independent test, details can be found here.

If you have any queries please email MyUniSupport@swansea.ac.uk and they will be happy to assist you.

Tuesday November 24th, 2020

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