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Take a COVID-19 test to help protect your peers, friends and your community.

Students starting this January or returning to campus this term must book a test at the on-campus test centre when they arrive on campus.

The University’s overarching expectation is that, in line with the Government instruction, you stay at home/ in your accommodation and only come onto campus if it is absolutely necessary.

You must take at least one, preferably two, rapid flow Covid-19 tests and receive a negative result prior to entering any Aston buildings to verify that you do not have the virus before attending classes on campus. Book your test.

Testing is free, quick and easy, results within an hour.

In the event of a positive test, you should:

  • Notify us at covid-19reporting
  • self-isolate for 10 days
  • book in for a further test at a national centre and wait for the laboratory-tested results to confirm this status.

You must not attend on-campus activities if you:

If you are self-isolating and you are struggling to get any food, please contact our Campus Safety team and we can arrange for a food package to be delivered to you.

Emergency – Campus Safety: on 0121 204 4803 or via the Safezone app 24/7

How can I book?

You can book an appointment via the COVID-19 test centre booking page, you will need to make an appointment before you attend the walk-in testing centre.

In the event of a positive test, you should:

  • Inform us at covid-19reporting
  • Self-isolate for 10 days
  • Book in for a further test at a national centre (we have one on campus situated on Car Park 6, but if you’re not local to campus please see the Gov.uk website) and wait for laboratory-tested results to confirm this status

The test centre is safe and managed in accordance with Government guidance.

You can also help control the virus by:

  • observing social contact rules
  • keeping your distance when on campus and where possible
  • washing or sanitising your hands regularly
  • downloading the NHS COVID-19 app before attend on-campus activities, if possible, and checking in where you see official NHS COVID-19 QR code posters.

Keep an eye on our coronavirus FAQ page for the latest updates.

International students

If you are an international student, then please note, this is not an official PCR test so cannot be used to travel outside of the UK. You will need to book a Private Test for this purpose, and there are a number of providers offering this service, for example Midland Health which is very close to our campus.

End of term travel checklist

We are following Government guidance to ensure that students living away from home are able to make an informed choice about travel plans.

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You can help minimise the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel safely by walking and cycling, if you can. Where this is not possible, use public transport or drive.

For travel from, and including, 2 December, check the local restriction tiers that apply to the areas you pass through when travelling.

You can also help control the virus by:

  • observing social contact rules for your local and destination areas
  • keeping your distance when you travel, where possible
  • washing or sanitising your hands regularly
  • planning ahead and avoiding the busiest routes, as well as busy times like the rush hour
  • downloading the NHS COVID-19 app before you travel, if possible, and checking in where you see official NHS COVID-19 QR code posters

For more information, or for any queries in relation to the asymptomatic testing centre, you can visit the coronavirus FAQ page or email COVID-19 reporting.

On-Campus COVID-19 Test Centre

From Monday 30 November, in response to the NHS National Testing Programme, if you are showing any symptoms (asymptomatic) to access tests on a voluntary basis.