Lateral flow testing

We are working hard to keep staff and students at the College as safe as possible. You may have heard that testing for those without coronavirus symptoms is beginning across the country using new, quicker COVID-19 tests known as ‘lateral flow tests’.

Staff and students are now being encouraged to take part in home testing, and have been provided with lateral flow test kits to use at home. We are encouraging staff and students to take part in the testing process and take two tests a week, whether they are on campus or not. 

If you will be returning to College for the first time after Easter, you will be given the opportunity to get tested on campus, if you are comfortable with the testing process, you will be provided with a home test kit.

Easter holidays

Please note that if you are taking part in testing (and we really hope that you are), you must continue to test twice per week (and report the result online) over the Easter holidays, regardless of whether you are on campus. Please ensure you have enough tests to last over the Easter holiday period. 

Test collection points

Tests can be collected from the reception areas at North Street and South Bank 1, and from the coffee shops at North Street and South Bank 2.

Parent/Carers 

If your son or daughter is returning to College for the first time after Easter, we would like them to get tested on campus, if they are under the age of 18 they must first discuss participation with their parent/carer. We would therefore encourage all parents/carers to discuss the option of participating in the testing process with their child and would welcome your support in this programme.  You can read more about this here: 

View the letter to parents testing on campus

View the Data protection FAQs for parents

View the letter to parents for home testing

Consent form & privacy notices

If a member of staff or student would like to attend one of the testing centres to get tested, please ensure the consent form is completed before arriving. Test centres are available at the North Street and South Bank Campus.

Please note that consent can be withdrawn at any point.

Consent Form

Read the privacy notice for testing on campus.

Read the self home test privacy notice.

YouTube videos

Here is a link to some very useful videos provided by the NHS, which show you how to administer the tests: Step by step self testing guide