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Weekly COVID-19 testing available to students that need to be on campus

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Updated 21 July: Our campus COVID-19 testing centres will be closing from 23 July, but you can still get regular rapid lateral flow tests at multiple locations across Manchester. Visit the City Council website to find out more.

From this week, students who are currently required on campus for their studies will be able to take two asymptomatic COVID-19 tests per week.

Book your test using our online booking form. Testing is available at University Place and from Thursday 28 January, also from our testing centre at Owens Park, which is being re-opened. Testing slots are bookable from 9am-1pm, Monday to Friday. You can book two tests each week.

When booking your tests, it’s recommended that you book these 3-4 days apart. For example, if you book your first test on a Thursday or Friday, your second test should be on the following Monday. You can repeat this set of two tests each week.

Weekly testing will continue to be available until the government advises otherwise and we will increase the capacity, if needed.

Weekly testing is also available to all staff who are required to be on campus.


  • You must not attend our testing centre if you have symptoms of COVID-19. If you have symptoms, you should book through NHS Test and Trace.
  • If you test positive or need to self-isolate, please report it.
  • Further information on testing is available on our website.
  • For guidance on when you need to self-isolate, for how long and practical support information, see self-isolation guidance for students.