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Covid-19 tests now available from the Spark

You can now pick up your Covid-19 home testing kits from our EPT campus

17th May 2021

It is essential that every staff member attending campus regularly, and all students residing at their university term-time accommodation are tested twice-weekly for Covid-19.

From Monday 24 May, staff and students will be able to collect Covid-19 home testing kits from the Spark building reception on our East Park Terrace campus.

Collecting from campus

To collect Covid-19 tests from campus, please enter the Spark building via the entrance doors at East Park Terrace and follow the relevant signage. All doors and one-way systems will be clearly marked, as will the pick-up point.

Opening hours will be*:

  • Monday, 9am-12 noon
  • Wednesday, 1-4pm
  • Friday, 9am-12 noon

*Please note: days/times are subject to change in response to demand

Each pack you collect will contain 7 tests, which should last 3.5 weeks for one person testing twice-weekly.

Please note that you will be required to provide your name and phone number when you collect a test from campus, so that we can record this along with the testing kit serial number. This is purely in case we have any problems with test batches, and your details will not be used for any other purpose. You will also be advised of the University's unique four letter code, that you must enter when submitting your test result online.

Your testing options

Please be aware that, due to the new on-site collection centre, we have made the decision to close the testing centre in our Sir James Matthews building on Friday 28 May 2021.

Following this, you now have three routes to Covid-19 testing:

You can find out more about Covid-19 testing here >

If you are planning on coming back to campus in the coming weeks, please remember ‘Hands, Space, Face’ - it’s just as important as ever to continue with social distancing and prevention measures and wear face coverings when moving around the buildings, to help keep each other safe while we ease out of lockdown.