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Get a COVID-19 test twice a week

By Adrian 25 May 2021

One in three people with coronavirus don’t have any symptoms. Get tested twice a week, every week to help keep you and your friends safer and your studies on track.

Asymptomatic lateral flow tests are free, quick and easy with results within half an hour if you test at home, or usually with an hour if you attend an Asymptomatic Testing site.

New - starting 24 May 2021

Collect self-test kits to use at home 

The University of London asymptomatic test site now offers the LFD Collect service for:

  • University of London staff
  • SAS students
  • student residents in the intercollegiate halls

Book a home test kit collection time now

Click here to make your booking

You will receive a kit of seven self-test swabs and test devices along with instructions about how to perform the test yourself at home. You can also view an instructional video here.

We hope this service will make it even easier for students and staff to test twice a week, every week. 

You can find more information about coronavirus testing at the University of London here.

Attend our asymptomatic test site

All residents in the intercollegiate halls are eligible to use the University of London test site at Student Central, Malet Street WC1E 7HY.

For more information and to book your next test, go here: london.ac.uk/test-and-trace.

In addition, UCL, King’s, LSE, QMUL, and a few other universities have facilities for testing their own students.

Get a test to do at home - community testing

You can now get rapid tests to do at home.

You can collect up to 2 packs of 7 tests from a local pharmacy or test site:

You can get a pack of 7 tests sent to your home. Order rapid lateral flow home test kits on GOV.UK

If you do tests at home, you'll need to report your results online or on the phone.

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Adrian is a medical doctor, the University of London Student Health & Wellbeing Manager, and the Warden of Connaught Hall. He is passionate about advancing equality, diversity, and inclusion. Adrian's interests include fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and insight meditation, medical education, social psychology, and human factors / crisis resource management.
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