Book a COVID-19 test – For those with symptoms

Here you can find out more about how to book a test if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19.

Booking a test

Our PCR test centre is located in a portacabin stationed opposite the Sports Centre and 502 Teaching Hub on central campus (see grid E6 on the campus map (PDF).

To access a test you will need to book online.

The test centre is open Monday - Friday and you will be able to see available booking slots online.

*Please note PCR tests for those with symptoms or for double vaccinated close contacts of people who have Covid-19 can also be booked at local test centres via the government website. These centres can be accessed at the weekend when our campus test centre is closed*

The tests will be conducted using self-swabbing supported by Covid Advisory Service staff who will provide information and guidance on site.

You will need your staff or student ID number handy in the booking process (you can find this on your staff or student card).

If you have difficulties booking a test online because of a disability, you can book a test by calling 0151 795 1000.

Receiving your test results

Test results are usually received within 24 hours.

It is important to note that your test results can only be sent to a UK mobile phone number. If you do not have one and would like to get tested please contact our COVID guidance and travel plans helpline by calling 0151 795 9500. A member of our team will complete the booking form on your behalf and will confirm your results to you via email within two days of the test.

In line with NHS priorities this test is not available for those who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 (unless you have been advised to test as a close contact of someone with Covid-19). If you do not have symptoms (and are not a close contact of someone with Covid-19) but wish to access a test, you will need to access the University’s no symptoms test.

We are not able to offer testing to members of the general public or anybody who is not part of our university community.

If you are a student, it is important that you register with a GP in Liverpool. You can choose to register with any local GP near to your term-time address or you can register with our local practice here.

If you are an international student please read the information on our webpages carefully.

Students

  • If you need support to self-isolate while waiting for your test results please let us know by completing the Covid-19 Self-Isolation Form.
  • Let the people you live with and anybody you have been in close contact with (for 48 hours before your symptoms started) know that you have symptoms and are testing for Covid-19. Depending on their age and vaccination status they may need to isolate for 10-days or access a PCR test. You can find further detail about this on the NHS webpages.
  • If you live in University halls you should let your hall manager or hall reception know. If you are in private halls of residence, you must inform your halls’ nominated contact. If you are unsure who this is contact the Hall reception.
  • If you are employed outside of the University you should let your employer know.

Staff

  • Let the people you live with and anybody you have been in close contact with (for 48 hours before your symptoms started) know that you have symptoms and are testing for Covid-19. Depending on their age and vaccination status they may need to isolate for 10-days or access a PCR test. You can find further detail about this on the NHS webpages.
  • Inform your line manager that you have symptoms and are currently self-isolating.
  • Staff can find more information about sickness pay and working from home on the HR Intranet.

Further help and advice

If you have any other queries about the on-campus COVID-19 test centre or are struggling to book a test for any other reason please contact covort@liverpool.ac.uk or call the COVID Advisory Service Monday - Friday 10am - 4:30pm on 0151 795 9500.

 

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