PCR Covid test for travel fund

Funding for students who require a PCR Covid-19 test for travel from their main home in a country outside of the UK.

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Returning to the UK after Christmas

The UK government requires you to self-isolate on arrival into the UK from a place not on the travel corridor list.

You now have two options for this:

  1. Self-isolate for 10 days, which does not need a test
  2. Using the Test to Release scheme, self-isolate for 5 days and then arrange your own PCR Covid-19 test (this is a different test to the one offered on campus). If your result is negative you can stop self-isolating

See full details on GOV.UK.

Help to pay for the PCR Covid-19 test

Goldsmiths will refund the cost of a PCR Covid-19 test you arrange yourself (up to £200). You can apply if you:

  • Have a pre-booked ticket
  • Require a PCR Covid-19 test under the Test to Release scheme
  • Are an EU or International student
  • Cannot afford the unexpected costs of this PCR test

Apply by emailing the following to advice@gold.ac.uk:

  • A brief explanation of your circumstances
  • Evidence of a previously booked valid ticket showing date of travel to the UK from a country which is not on the travel corridor list and where there is a requirement to self-isolate
  • Evidence/confirmation that you have signed up to the Test and Release Scheme
  • Screenshot of personal bank details. (This is for verification of payee name, bank account and sort code only and is not intended to monitor available funds)
  • Screenshot showing the cost of the PCR test
  • Student number

The fund closes Friday 5 February at 9am.