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Collect free COVID-19 rapid lateral flow tests 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.

Students are urged to collect free rapid lateral flow testing kits on campus.

Rapid lateral flow tests help to find cases in people who may have no symptoms but are still infectious and can give the virus to others. The test usually involves taking a sample from your nose and tonsils using a swab. You can get a result in as little as 30 minutes.

You can now collect your Lateral Flow Home Testing Kits Monday to Friday from;

Alan Glbert Learning Common 10am – 2pm

Stopford Reception 10am – 2pm

Kilburn Building – 9am – 1pm

Squirrels, Fallowfield – 2 – 6pm

You can also order rapid flow tests from or visit a test centre on campus. To visit a test centre, please book your test using our online booking form. There are testing centres at University Place and Owens Park.

We strongly recommend you visit a testing centre the first three times you take a test so our teams can show you how to take the test most effectively, reducing the number of false negatives.

If you are on campus, you should take two tests every week, 3-4 days apart. For example, if you take your first test on a Thursday or Friday, your second test should be on the following Monday. 

IMPORTANT: You must not collect rapid lateral flow tests, attend a testing centre, or come to your workplace 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
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