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# COVID-19 symptom-free testing - University House

Following a thorough assessment of the situation in London and in accordance with government guidance (opens new window), University House will reopen from Monday 15 February for the use of library and study spaces, which must be booked in advance via LonCal (opens new window).

# Study safely on campus

We are continuing to provide a COVID-secure environment and will be offering symptom-free testing for COVID-19 (a simple swab of your nose and throat) on site for all students and staff accessing campus.

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No booking is required for this symptom-free testing, but you must book a study space in advance (opens new window) and provide proof of booking confirmation or proof of a pre-arranged appointment to collect books, in order to gain access to University House.

# Protect yourself and others around you

Everyone accessing campus is strongly advised to take a test, which will be available immediately on entry to University House and, where possible, you should await the results before accessing any study spaces (this usually takes around 30 minutes). If you are coming to campus on a regular basis, you should have two tests each week, at least three days apart, as close before you are due to access your study space as possible. For occasional attendance, you should take one test as close before you are due to access your study space as possible.

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Although testing is not mandatory, it can detect COVID-19 before you show any symptoms – being tested helps to protect others and we hope all students will do so.

# Find community symptom-free testing near you

Community symptom-free testing may also be available locally to you – please visit your local council website for details. More information on symptom-free testing is available on the Return to Campus Hub FAQs page (COVID-19 and testing) (opens new window).

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The tests being used in this programme are for people who do not have symptoms. If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, do not attend this test centre; instead, book a symptomatic test now (opens new window) and report your symptoms to us (opens new window) so that we can offer you appropriate support.

# Access services and resources online

The government continues to advise that, wherever possible during the current national lockdown, you should stay at home and only travel for essential reasons and limit the use of public transport. You are encouraged to continue to access learning resources and services online as much as possible, and only make use of our bookable study spaces where necessary. Everything you need to continue your studies, wherever you are located, remains easily accessible online:

Last updated: 08/09/2021, 15:11:34