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Durham University

Covid-19 Response

Lateral Flow Tests

Testing locations

During this period we will accept individuals without bookings but would strongly recommend that you pre-book your appointment if you are able to do so.

Howlands car park

Walk-ins only available 7 days a week from 9.30am-8pm

Elvet Hill

Walk-ins only available 7 days a week from 9.30am-8pm

Mill Hill

Walk-ins only available 7 days a week from 9.30am-8pm

Science Site (Lower Mountjoy)

Pre-booked appointments and walk-ins available 7 days a week from 8.30am-8pm

Palace Green

Pre-booked appointments and walk-ins available 7 days a week from 9.30am-8pm

Racecourse

Pre-booked appointments and walk-ins available 7 days a week from 9.30am-8pm

Science Site (Lower Mountjoy)

Pre-booked appointments available 7 days a week from 8.30am-4.30pm

Palace Green

Pre-booked appointments available 7 days a week from 9.30am-7pm

Racecourse

Pre-booked appointments available 7 days a week from 9.30am-4.30pm

Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) identifies people in our community who are infectious but not aware of this. These people then self-isolate, helping to break the chain of Covid-19 transmission.

At Durham, we test twice weekly to help minimise Covid-19 transmission within our University community. Even if you’re fully vaccinated, there’s still a chance you can transmit the virus. Test regularly to protect yourself and others.

Testing at University facilities is free, quick and easy and, you will get your results via email within two hours.‚Äč

LFTs are for people who do not have symptoms (i.e. those who are asymptomatic). LFTs do not replace symptomatic PCR testing. If you are symptomatic, book a PCR test, then follow government guidelines and isolate accordingly.

Who can get LFT at our central testing sites?

Testing is available for all students of the University and all staff employed by the University.

Participation is entirely voluntary, but we encourage you to test regularly to protect yourself and others.

The test involves applying a swab to your throat and nose. You will be notified of your result, normally within two hours of taking the test.

LFTs can only be used by fully trained individuals. As such, you need to watch a short video demonstrating the process and then pass a short quiz.

  • If you're a student, please complete the training using this this link.

  • If you're a member of staff, please complete the training using this link.

Please visit the relevant page below for more information on LFT training, testing, and more.