Test for safety

Testing is no longer compulsory, but continuing to test before you travel to campus can help protect the most vulnerable members of our community.

Help us protect vulnerable people in our community

You are encouraged to take a test before coming onto campus, and claim a sticker when you arrive to show you are helping to protect the most vulnerable people in our community.

London Met staff and students can once again pick up free boxes of Covid-19 tests from our campus receptions, while stocks last.

You can register a lateral flow test result at our receptions when you arrive on campus - boxes of these tests can be ordered through the NHS or collected from a local pharmacy using a Collect Code for free until 1 April 2022 - find out more about getting a Collect Code

Remember, lateral flow tests are only to be used if you don't have symptoms of Covid. 

What should I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?

If you do have symptoms, such as:

  • a new continuous cough;
  • a high temperature;
  • loss of sense of taste and smell;
  • fatigue;
  • night sweats;
  • scratchy throat;
  • dry throat;
  • muscle aches;

please do not come to campus. Instead, please book a PCR test through the central NHS system.

Covid testing FAQs

It's no longer compulsory to test to access our buildings. However, you may still consider testing to help us continue protecting the most vulnerable members of our community.

Follow the instructions in the package carefully. You will take a nasal and/or throat sample via a swab which will be used in something called a ‘lateral flow antigen test.’ You then apply the sample to the absorbent pad of the test, which will detect the presence or absence of COVID-19.

Lateral flow tests are safe and designed to be easy to use.

If you are on campus you should leave at once. Next you should inform your course leader or line manager and let us know by emailing our COVID-19 reporting email address: covidreport@londonmet.ac.uk.

We know that you might be concerned, but please don’t worry, we will do all we can to make sure you’re supported if you fall ill.