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 gov.uk/report-covid19-result. 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:
- self-isolate straight away – check if people you live with need to self-isolate
- report your rapid lateral flow test result on GOV.UK as soon as possible
- get a PCR test (a test that is sent to a lab) to confirm your result – get a PCR test to check if you have COVID-19 on GOV.UK
- tell Goldsmiths
Continue to self-isolate until you get the result of the PCR test. Follow the advice you're given when you get the result.