COVID-19 Testing – Bath Spa University

COVID-19 testing

Most people without COVID-19 symptoms do not need to get rapid LFD tests. However, COVID-19 has not gone away, so please continue to act with caution and test if you have symptoms.

The main symptoms of COVID-19 are a recent onset of any of the following:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

If you have any of these symptoms you should order a PCR test. You are advised to stay at home, avoid contact with other people, and follow the guidance for people with COVID-19 and their contacts while you wait for your test result.

FAQs

Do I have to have a test?

Most people without COVID-19 symptoms do not need to get rapid LFD tests. However, COVID-19 has not gone away, so please continue to act with caution and test if you have symptoms.

If you test positive for COVID-19, please do not work/study on campus and stay at home to recover or work/study from home if you are able.

If you are a member of staff, please make sure you keep your line manager informed. If you are a student, please let your tutor know if you are unable to attend a teaching session because of illness.

 

 

How do I get tested?

Please check the NHS website for ways in which you can get tested for COVID-19.

 

What happens if I have a negative test result?

A negative test result does not mean you can’t catch COVID-19, it just means you don’t have it on the day of your test. You can still catch it and pass it on, so you should follow government guidance and act responsibly.

What happens if I have a positive test?

If your test is positive you should follow government guidance.

Please do not work/study on campus and stay at home to recover or work/study from home if you are able.

If you are a member of staff, please make sure you keep your line manager informed. If you are a student, please let your tutor know if you are unable to attend a teaching session because of illness.

If my house-mate has a positive test, do I have to self-isolate too?

You should check government guidance

If I have symptoms of COVID-19 what should I do?

The main symptoms of COVID-19 are a recent onset of any of the following:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

If you have any of these symptoms you should order a PCR test. You are advised to stay at home, avoid contact with other people, and follow the guidance for people with COVID-19 and their contacts while you wait for your test result.

If you test positive for COVID-19, please do not work/study on campus and stay at home to recover or work/study from home if you are able.

If you are a member of staff, please make sure you keep your line manager informed. If you are a student, please let your tutor know if you are unable to attend a teaching session because of illness.

Privacy information

You will need to provide personal information to book your appointment. The information you give in the form will be used to schedule your test appointment, provide you with confirmation of your slot and to manage arrangements at the testing site. We will also contact you to arrange your second covid test and link you to a new booking site.

The data the University will process to enable your appointment will be limited to:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Student/Staff Number
  • Booking Details
  • Exemption from facemask (if applicable)

The information will be held securely, and separately from University central records systems and will only be kept for as long as is necessary.
On arrival at your test appointment, you will be provided with a test kit and card and asked to register.

The University will not have access to any of your registration data. You will be notified of your test result via SMS or to the email you provide when you register. The University will not see your test results.

Your personal information relating to test registration and results is processed by NHS Test and Trace – you can read more about how they will use your data. Your data will also be shared with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) – read their privacy notice.

If you have any questions regarding your personal data please contact data-protection@bathspa.ac.uk.

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