Covid-19 Testing Arrangements for January

In line with Welsh Government guidance the University will be running lateral flow testing for students from 11th January 2021 for five weeks.

We would encourage students not to return until their first appointment date, however we understand some students may need to return earlier due to learning, assessments, and travel. By operating a staggered return period for our students, this aims to minimise the risk of transmission of covid-19 by reducing the numbers of people who are travelling or arriving at the same time.

We will send a further email once booking is open.

You will need to take two tests three days apart. Students participating in testing, should ‘lay low’ for the three days between tests. Those who have returned before their testing appointment are also encouraged to complete a 10 day period of ‘laying low’ or until you can complete both testing appointments. This means taking extra care to minimise social contacts and only go out for essential purposes such as medical care or to exercise alone or with someone in your household outdoors.

LFD tests are not a recognised route to reduce the quarantine period and students who are required to quarantine due to international travel will still need to do so. You can check your home country’s current status on the UK government website.

From 28 December the whole of Wales will move to alert level 4 to control coronavirus and you will need to ensure you are abiding by Government guidelines for, and on, your return.

For a full list of FAQs please see our dedicated web pages.

If you have any queries relating to Covid-19, you can contact who will be happy to advise you.

Best wishes

Friday December 18th, 2020

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