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Routine symptom-free testing for all

Keep the community safe

If you are working or studying on site, you are strongly encouraged to  get tested for  COVID-19 twice a week.  This  includes  any member of staff or student who is  accessing University or College buildings, as well as students  resident at their term-time address.

You should  go to  one of the  University’s symptom-free (LFD) testing centres  to get tested.  These are located  in easy-to-access sites around Oxford (further details below),  and  they  follow  strict safety measures.

Testing is free and convenient, and there will be staff on hand to assist you.

Regular symptom-free (Lateral Flow Device) testing can  detect whether you have COVID-19  before you develop symptoms.  It is  an important tool in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19, and will help to protect the community.


(please note: SSO required)

What to do if you have COVID Symptoms

The main symptoms are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.  You can also check your symptoms on the NHS website If you have any of the following main symptoms, you must

For further information see the relevant sections below