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How it works

How does it work?

Do you have Covid-19 symptoms?

Show me the symptoms of coronavirus (NHS)

Step 1: Self-isolate

You should only leave your accommodation to attend a self-swab appointment.

Separate self-isolation accommodation is available to those living in on-campus accommodation with shared facilities.

Members of staff should go home, self-isolate with their household, and access a test through the University or other NHS test site.

Step 2: Contact Test and Trace

Book an appointment at our dedicated test centre to take a supervised self-swab appointment.

Our service will be available Monday - Friday, 10am – 4pm. We offer tests on the same day or following day. If you develop symptoms during the weekend alternative sites are available via the NHS run sites including Westwood and Leamington. We recommend you seek out a test at the earliest opportunity of symptoms arising.

When making an appointment you will be asked to complete a Contact Trace Form with your details and details of those you have had close contact with in the previous 48 hours.

Watch a video of how it works:

Get your results

This test turnaround time is in line with standard NHS test results and is subject to change.

Negative result

You can stop self-isolation (48 hours after your
symptoms have subsided)

However, if you live with someone who has
symptoms of coronavirus or tested positive and your test is negative, you must keep self-isolating for the rest of the 10 days.

Positive result

Self-isolate for 10 days (your household will need to for 10 days)
The Trace Team and Residential Life Team will be in touch to provide support and explain what you need to do.
Trace team will notify your close contacts.

We will alert your contacts and give them advice. You do not need to take any action and you will remain anonymous wherever possible.

Any questions?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Contact us at testandtrace at warwick dot ac dot uk