Monday 23 November 2020

All students email

Covid-19 rapid results testing - booking now open

Dear students,

We are working hard to support you to leave York as safely as possible at the end of term if that is what you plan to do. Working with the UK Government and the NHS, the University is offering free rapid results covid testing to students with no symptoms who plan to leave York for other parts of the UK.

Rapid results testing will be available on campus from Monday 30 November through to Sunday 6 December. This timeframe is to fit with the government's student travel window and the University’s end of term. We understand that not everyone can travel during this period and we will extend the testing beyond 6 December if at all possible within the testing capacity we are likely to receive from the Department for Health and Social Care.

Travelling abroad?

Please be aware that the rapid results testing is not adequate for anyone booked on an international flight, take a look at our travel advice.

Staying in York?

We’d like to know where all our students are over the break so that we can provide support as appropriate. We will contact you again soon and ask you to complete an e:Vision task to provide this information. There will be a range of services and activities available on campus over the break.

Booking a rapid results test

Remember, testing is voluntary and completely your choice. But we strongly encourage you to participate as testing will give you some reassurance that you are not spreading the virus to other passengers or taking Covid-19 home to your friends and family. Ideally, you should book two tests three days apart and leave within 24 hours of your second negative test.

Please visit and read all the information on the End of term Covid-19 testing web page before booking your tests.

I will be in touch again with more updates, thank you for your patience. Keep safe.

Wayne Campbell

Academic Registrar