Covid-19 testing for students and staff

All individuals accessing campus on a frequent basis must test themselves for Covid-19 twice weekly.

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Tests should be taken at home, before accessing public transport, where possible. This reduces the spread of Covid-19 if a positive test result is recorded.


You should test yourself either twice a week, 3-4 days apart if you attend campus regularly, or within 24 hours before coming for a one-off visit.


You still need to test yourself if you have received a Covid-19 vaccine.

Getting self-test kits

You can get a free pack of 7 rapid lateral flow tests (LFT) by:

Or you can collect them from campus.

Student collection points

  • Library helpdesk - Monday to Friday, 9am - 7pm
  • Library helpdesk - Saturday and Sunday, 1pm - 6pm
  • Student Centre (RHB) - Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

Staff collection points

  • RHB reception - Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • CGB reception - Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm

If your test result is negative

Once you have completed a test, you should report your result to the NHS at You will be asked to enter the name of your university, please enter: Goldsmiths University of London (TGHL).

If your test result is positive

If you did a rapid lateral flow test at home and the result was positive:

Continue to self-isolate until you get the result of the PCR test. Follow the advice you're given when you get the result.