To help control the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of everyone on our campuses we are offering regular COVID-19 testing to all students and staff. Both home test kits and on-site tests are available.
The university’s testing service is designed to work alongside the many community testing options also on offer.
Book your tests, Cockcroft Sports Centre, Moulsecoomb
We are pausing most of our in-person covid-19 testing during the holiday period and moving to support a home testing approach.
You can arrange to have a test kit delivered to your home address by visiting the government website. You can also obtain the kits from pharmacies and community test sites.
Home test kits are also available from Eastbourne Hillbrow gym, Falmer gym and Cockcroft Caretakers’ desk.
On-site and click and collect testing is still available. If you choose to, you can now book up to two tests per week.
You will receive a confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org which will contain a link that will allow you to access the details of your booking.
The tests are for students and colleagues who are not showing any symptoms. They are designed to identify people who are potentially infectious but are asymptomatic. It’s possible to be positive with COVID-19 but not be aware of it.
These tests are known as Lateral Flow Tests and can be self-administered at our Moulsecoomb campus, Cockcroft Sports Centre test centre or at home. They don’t need to be sent to a lab and you’ll get your results the same day.
Please watch the videos to hear from one of our students, Gemma, who took an on-site test. And to learn more about the test itself (noting that there will be some differences when taking a test at home).
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What will happen
If your test is positive
FAQs for Brighton students
If your test is negative
If you test negative, you don’t need to take any further action but please continue to observe Government and University good practice including hand washing and wearing of masks.
Visit our COVID-19 pages for more general information about our approach.