07.04.21: For those students intending to return to Swansea for the summer term, please ensure you read the recommended testing arrangements before you travel.

We are asking students to test before they travel and on your return to University.

Testing before travel

All students studying at Swansea University who plan to return to their term time address from any part of Wales or the UK to access in-person teaching or on-campus facilities such as the library, study spaces or specialist facilities will be able to access free tests before travel.

This is really important to help stop the spread of the virus from one location to another and will also mean we can reduce the numbers of students needing to self-isolate.

If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, or have been told to self-isolate by the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect (TTP) service you must stay at home. You are breaking the law and could be fined if you do not stay at home and self-isolate.

Remember, you should minimise social contacts before any potential change of household.

If you live in Wales or Scotland you will be able to book a free NHS COVID PCR test.

If you live in England you will need to book a test at your local community asymptomatic testing centre 48 hours before you travel. You will need to go online to your local authority website to book a test at a community testing centre.

On campus asymptomatic testing

We are asking all students to take part in asymptomatic COVID-19 tests when they return to University. This will help those who are asymptomatic but could spread the virus know that they have to self-isolate. We strongly recommend you take part in the asymptomatic tests to help keep your university community safe and help keep campus activity safe and open.

Book a test online

  • Plan ahead and book your tests before you arrive.
  • You should book two tests, three days apart.
  • After the initial two tests, you will need to book twice weekly tests for the first 28 days. This will help to control the spread of the virus and help stop and contain any clusters which can happen in student accommodation when you re-join your term time household.

If you do not take an asymptomatic test, we recommend you self-isolate for the first 10 days – this means reducing contacts, staying in as much as possible and maintaining social distance and wearing a face covering even within your student household.

To enable us to support you please let us know if you test positive for Covid-19 regardless of if you are in Swansea or elsewhere. You can email myunisupport@swansea.ac.uk to let us know of a positive result.

Full Welsh Government Guidance on returning to University and testing can be found online.

Wednesday April 7th, 2021

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  • Yasmin Anne Vicker says:

    Is this also required for students that are not living on the campus during term time? for example myself, I am just returning for practicals when necessary

    • Student Communications Coordinator says:

      Hello Yasim! This applies to all students who are returning to campus for whatever reason. Please click on the appropriate campus and booking date which suits you. Any further questions regarding the testing process please contact MyUnisupport@swansea.ac.uk

  • S Melrose says:

    If you are coming from England and have access to the lateral flow self test kits, can you use these to test with and report results to Gov website or do you have to do the university tests?

    • Student Partnership and Engagement Manager says:

      Hello, the Government are asking students to do three supported tests at the University testing centre on different dates, before then using home testing kits which will be available soon.

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