COVID Screening on Campus

Posted by cc576 at Oct 29, 2020 12:57 PM |
Keeping you and our community safe

We have implemented a COVID Screening centre for you to be screened on campus. As many are wondering what the process of screening looks like, Nicola, Student Communications Officer at the university, attended a screening appointment and has shared her experience with us.

Our screening service offers both students and staff with then opportunity to be screened on campus. Nicola commented on her initial thoughts upon finding out this information: "When I saw the university was doing a screening programme for students and staff not showing COVID-19 symptoms, I was immediately interested.

Currently, the NHS is also running a testing programme, however the University’s programme differs as it focuses on screening staff and students who do not have any COVID-19 symptoms and are feeling well.

Nicola added: “Getting an appointment was straightforward. When I went to the booking system, there were many slots available, and I was able to book my preferred slot immediately.

Regarding the screening itself, Nicola commented: “It is safe, quick, and easy. You confirm your details with the reception and are then taken through the instructions. Once you get to the screening area you have your own private cubicle. It's straightforward in understanding what to do, and there are staff volunteers on hand if you have any questions and to ensure you complete it correctly. From start to finish it only took five minutes.

I had my test on Tuesday morning and received my results by text on Thursday morning - just under 48 hours. We're in a lucky position to be screened; I would encourage you to take up the offer. If there are barriers for you, let the team know so the programme can be as inclusive and accessible as possible."

If you would like to read more about our screening programme or to attend a screening appointment, visit our screening pages here.

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