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The University’s in-house COVID-19 testing service is now open to all staff and students of the University and colleges, providing rapid access to free testing

Testing for COVID-19: Early Alert Service

Last reviewed 27 April 2021

The information on this page is for current Oxford students and staff.  

The University’s in-house COVID-19 testing service is open to all staff and students of the University and colleges, providing rapid access to free testing for those with suspected coronavirus symptoms. 

Alongside this service, the University offers regular symptom-free testing for staff and students who are using or providing college or University services on site, and for students resident at their term-time address. 

If you have symptoms that could be those of COVID-19, please go to our testing page for those with coronavirus symptoms or book a test below. There, you will also find advice on the precautions you need to take to help protect yourself and others. 

Book a PCR test
(if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have received a positive LFD result)

Report a non-University PCR test result

If you do not have symptoms but are participating in the University’s regular symptom-free (asymptomatic) Lateral Flow Device (LFD) testing programme, please go to the symptom-free testing page or book a test below.    

Book an LFD test
(if you’re participating in regular symptom-free testing)

If you are a student returning for Trinity term, you must take two tests via your college before using the regular symptom-free testing service. Please go to the student coronavirus webpage for more information about these tests. 

The University continues to evaluate various future options for better and wider testing of staff and students for COVID-19.  It is constantly reviewing developments in government guidance, existing NHS/PHE facilities, local requirements and any new approved and appropriate tests as they become available.

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