Get tested for COVID-19 if you're back on campus

London Met’s testing centre for people without COVID symptoms is open again from 8 March. Get tested to keep your community safe.

Date: 03 March 2021

The government has recently announced that some lockdown measures are to be relieved, including the re-opening of universities to students on practical courses. To help us to keep our communities safe, students returning to campus should undergo regular COVID testing throughout the rest of term. Our testing centres at Holloway Road and Aldgate will open again from 8 March.

You should be tested at least once a week, or twice a week if you will be on campus two or more days of the week (unless these two days are consecutive). Book your tests here. 

The situation with coronavirus is far more positive than it was in January – infection levels have reduced significantly, and, at time of writing, over 17 million people in the UK have received at least their first dose of the vaccination. However, it is still important to be cautious and to ensure we all do our part to limit the spread of the virus, and the Department for Education has written to all universities to outline its expectation that every eligible student is tested regularly. Getting regular rapid COVID tests once you return to campus is a quick and easy way to help your community, and keep your friends and family safe.

What you need to know:

  • Testing is quick: the test itself only takes a few minutes and you will have your result texted to you within an hour.
  • Testing is private: your results will not be shared with London Met or your employers. If it is positive, however, NHS Track and Trace will get in touch with you and ask to isolate for ten days, to protect those around you.
  • Testing keeps your friends and family safe: By getting tested when you don’t have symptoms, you will be helping the NHS to better understand the virus and fight COVID-19.

What you need to bring:

  • Your ID card
  • Your booking confirmation
  • A phone
  • A bottle of water
  • A face mask or covering
  • Hand sanitizer, if possible.
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