New COVID-19 Testing Centre Announced

The new testing centre will be open Monday and Thursday from 10am to 2pm.

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The University is opening a new COVID-19 testing centre in Goodricke College.

The new testing facility will open its doors on Monday 1 February, and will be open for the next four weeks.

Open on Mondays and Thursdays from 10am until 2pm, students living on campus or locally will be able to access a test, whether they have symptoms of COVID-19 or not. 

For students on Campus West, the Sports Centre is still operating tests seven days a week.

Since the beginning of Spring Term, the University has been working with the City of York Council and the NHS in order to ensure free rapid results covid testing has been available, first opening a symptomless testing centre on Campus West.

It is estimated that one in three people do not display COVID-19 symptoms, and therefore the University recommends getting “tested regularly (two tests a week, three days apart)” to ensure students are not “unknowingly contributing to any transmission”. 

They also stress that a negative result is not “licence to be complacent”, and the UK government rules must still be adhered to.

To access the centre, students should head for the open fire doors, opposite the Oliver Sheldon block, and they can book tests through the University Coronavirus information page: https://coronavirus.york.ac.uk/for-students/spring/rapid-results-testing.

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