On behalf of the UK government, we’ll be providing free asymptomatic tests to help you make an informed choice about travelling during the ‘student travel window’.
These are not suitable if you already have Covid symptoms or if you are already self-isolating.
The asymptomatic testing facility is only available from Monday 30 November to Sunday 6 December. If you’re unable to travel during the ‘student travel window’ of 3-9 December due to placements or research activities, please speak to your programme leader. Remember, do not travel if you have symptoms of coronavirus.
Why should I get tested?
You might not have symptoms but you could be carrying the virus which means you are likely to spread it to others. By getting a free Lateral Flow Test (LFT) before you travel home, you’ll be able to prevent spreading the virus to your loved ones.
Even if you test positive, you’ll have plenty of time to self-isolate in your student accommodation and travel home in time for the holidays – and we’ll be here to support you.
Testing isn’t compulsory – you don’t need to have a test to travel in the UK but if you’re travelling internationally, it’s your responsibility to make sure you understand and comply with your destination’s travel restrictions, including testing requirements.
To be confident that you won’t be taking coronavirus home with you, you should have two lateral flow tests, 72 hours apart before travelling. If you’re not able to get both before travelling, one negative test is better than no test at all.
Book your free test online. Once you’ve booked your first test, you can follow the link in the confirmation to book your second test.
When and where do I get tested?
Testing is available from Monday 30 November until Sunday 6 December. Each appointment is 15 minutes long and the facility is open from 09:00 to 21:00 each day (last appointment 20:45). Testing will take place at the Centre for Sport in the Sports Hall, Frenchay Campus.
Remember, don’t go for a test if you have symptoms or are currently self-isolating.
Frequently asked questions
To find out more about testing, results and travel, take a look at our Asymptomatic Covid-19 testing for students webpage.