This page was last updated on Wednesday 12 October.

Latest government guidance 

For all the latest government guidance on coronavirus, restrictions, national statistics and health advice, please visit the official website.

Lateral Flow Testing 

Staff and students can collect a limited number of lateral flow tests from:

  • Learning Resource Centres
  • Accommodation Offices
  • SU venues
  • Stockbridge reception
  • Fishbourne Road East reception

This will be given out on an 'as needed' basis, and should not be collected by anyone symptomatic or testing positive.

Lateral flow test kits can be sent directly to your address or purchased from your local pharmacy:

Guidance for students

If you think you have symptoms, or receive a positive test result, please see the guidance on the NHS website.

If you have symptoms and/or have tested positive please remain at home whilst you are still likely to be infectious as in order to protect members of the University (both staff and students) who are clinically vulnerable to the virus and may become very unwell if they catch it.

Please let your Academic Department know if you are going to be absent from classes. You can also record an absence on the student attendance system (SAM) on your ChiView account.

If you are concerned about your health please contact the NHS 111 service or the Student Health Service (office hours only) on

For further guidance please email

Guidance for managers and staff

These guidelines provide practical advice relating to contractual and workplace obligations. This set of frequently asked questions will be updated as further advice is received.

Frequently asked questions

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