Students and staff are strongly encouraged to take LFD tests twice a week. These can be collected from College - you need your University card to collect.
You will need to report all the LFD tests you take yourself (however you obtain the LFD) to both the University’s Early Alert Service and the NHS – as soon as possible after you get the result.
If you receive a PCR test result (positive, negative or void), through a route other than the University Early Alert service (EAS) (eg. via the national NHS service) you must report your result 'if positive' to the Estates Manager and the Lodge immediately and also to EAS.
Find out more information about the testing kits here.
Please help keep our community COVID-safe by testing twice a week, every week.
You will need to book a PCR test if you:
- have symptoms; or
- have received a positive Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test result; or
- have been advised you are a close contact of, or a member of the same household as, someone who has a PCR-confirmed case of COVID-19; or
- have been instructed to book a test by public health authorities.
The University has a dedicated, free COVID-19 testing service in place to help students who show symptoms to get easy access to a PCR test. The testing site is just north of the St Cross College main site, in the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter. You are permitted to leave your accommodation during self-isolation to attend a testing centre.
Further details: https://www.ox.ac.uk/coronavirus/health/covid-testing/PCR-testing