This page provides further information about our asymptomatic Covid-19 testing. If you are a Sheffield Hallam student but do not yet have an appointment, read our page on booking a test.
World Snooker Championship testing
If you are a member of the public attending the World Snooker Championships, you do not need to book a test. Pre-booked tests are for students only. Opening times for walk-in tests are on the email you received from the event organiser.
Where to go
Our test centre is in the Owen building on City Campus. You can see the location on our City Campus map.
Please note that the latest government guidance recommends that you should avoid eating or drinking for at least 30 minutes before taking the test to reduce the risk of spoiling the result.
You will check in and register at the reception desk just inside the building. There will be staff and signage to direct you through to Hallam Hall to take your test.
Please bring your SHUcard and an internet-enabled device, and remember to:
- wear a face covering, unless you are exempt,
- stick to 2m social distancing,
- use the hand sanitisers, and
- cancel your test if you develop Covid-19 symptoms.
If you need to cancel your test, email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Please do not take photos or record video anywhere in the test centre. The centre is a clinical environment, and is covered by strict data protection rules.
What we'll ask you to do
We will check your temperature, confirm your appointment and ask you to show your SHUcard. It will help if you bring this, but you will still be able to get a test without it.
You will get a registration card and two barcodes with matching ID numbers. Scan the QR code to register for a coronavirus lateral flow test on the gov.uk website. Enter SHFL when asked for the testing site ID.
Once you are registered, keep the barcodes with you and follow directions to the testing booths in Hallam Hall.
You might have to queue before you are directed to a testing booth. If so, make sure you continue to observe social distancing. There will be wheelchair accessible booths available.
The person helping with your test will take your barcode and give you a swab to use in your throat and nose. You will need to do the swab yourself, but you can ask for guidance if you have trouble. There will also be printed guidance in the booth.
The video below explains more about how self-swab tests work.