Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

Covid-19 Response

Lateral Flow Tests

Home testing kits

The Government lifted all remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England from 24 February. This included ending the legal requirement to self-isolate if positive, as well as the withdrawal of guidance to test regularly.

Our LFT sites closed on Friday 18th March 2022 and we are aware that you may still wish to take an LFT, especially when you are meeting with people you don’t normally meet with, being in close contact with vulnerable people or being in a crowded space.

From Tuesday 8 March, staff and students can show their campus ID card to obtain LFT home test kits from one of the collection points around the University. The collection points include the three locations below and tests may also be available from College receptions.

  • The Calman Learning Centre. Monday – Friday between 8am and 6pm.
  • Teaching and Learning Centre. Monday – Friday between 8am and 6pm.
  • Elvet Riverside receptions. Monday – Friday between 9am and 6pm.

Please note that while these tests are free to University staff and students they are not for resale. The supply of home test kits is subject to availability on a first come first service basis. Please be responsible and only collect what you need; we want to ensure that the entire University community has access to them.

+Are there any conditions or restrictions?

The tests are free to University staff and students but they are not for resale. The supply of home test kits is subject to availability on a first come first service basis. Please be responsible and only collect what you need, we want to ensure that the entire University community has access to them. Individuals should always register the result of home tests at: https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

+Do individuals need to order test kits for collection?

No. The test kits can be collected during the allotted opening times. Packs cannot be ordered or reserved.

+How many packs can individuals access?

We ask that people act responsibly and only collect what they need as we want to ensure that the entire University community has the option to access them. Generally, one pack per person will be sufficient.

+Who can access collection points?

Only students and staff and can access university collection points - they will not be promoted to anyone outside of the university community. Collection points have total discretion over the issuing of test kits. Individuals should present their Campus ID cards when collecting tests to prove that they are University students or staff. Collection points are not required to record any information about who receives the test kits

+Who can use the home test kits?

Although collection points are only open to students and staff, the tests can be shared with family members.