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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.

BOOK A SYMPTOM-FREE TEST

(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 https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19. If you have any of the following main symptoms, you must

For further information see the relevant sections below