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Covid-19 testing

Booking is now open for voluntary Covid-19 tests from 11 January. Currently, testing is for students who will be resuming face-to-face teaching in January under the latest government guidance, or who need to access campus services.

If you choose not to get tested, you should self-isolate for 10 days before coming to campus.

You should only book a test if:

  • you have not tested positive in the last 90 days, and
  • you are not experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.

If you are experiencing symptoms, you should self-isolate, get a Covid-19 test from the NHS and notify the University.

If you’ve already had a test

If you have previously tested negative, you can still book a test.

If you have tested positive within the last 90 days, please do not to book a test. This follows guidance to all universities from the Department of Health and Social Care. If you do take a test, you are likely to receive a 'false positive' result. 

Booking your test

If you are on one of the government-designated courses that will resume on-campus teaching from 25 January, or if you need to access on-campus services in January, you should aim to have two tests before you return to campus.

Essential courses are: 

Allied health professions • Nursing and midwifery • Social work • Social care and community studies • Teacher education / Early childhood and inclusion • Policing

When choosing your test appointment, please:

  • check when your on-campus teaching resumes, based on the list above and confirmation from your course leader
  • plan around your teaching / study activities
  • book two appointments – the second should be three days after the first

For all remaining courses, on-campus teaching activities will not resume until mid-February at the earliest. Further government guidance will be issued week commencing 18 February.

Advice for students on placement

Students on health, social care and education placements should plan to attend as scheduled.

Health and social care students on placement will be tested through the NHS testing regime as part of the placement and do not need to take part in the Hallam testing programme.

Education placement students are not required by their school to be tested before attending, so there is no requirement to use the Hallam testing programme for your education placement.

International travel

If you are returning to Sheffield from overseas, check the FCO travel advice pages and follow the guidance for quarantine and completing a passenger locator form before you return.

What to expect from the test

Our test centre is in Owen Building on City Campus. Your appointment will take up to 30 minutes in total, and you will receive your results within an hour.

When you book you will receive a confirmation note with advice on where to go and what to bring. You can also find that information on our page about how testing works.

Tests are fulfilled through the NHS Track and Trace system, and the results will not be shared with the University. We will send you a text and email on the day of your test with advice on what to do next.

Report a Covid-19 case

If you have symptoms or have tested positive, fill in our contact form. This helps us manage cases and offer support.

Report a Covid-19 case
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