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Testing for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our coronavirus (COVID-19) Screening Service is just one of several protective measures being implemented by the University to ensure our campus remains safe and enjoyable for everyone.

We know how important it is to be vigilant about the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Cardiff. Essential to this strategy is our decision to offer a programme of ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) screening to all our students and staff who are asymptomatic. Asymptomatic means you show no signs or symptoms of the virus.

All students and staff who are asymptomatic will have the opportunity to take a saliva test shortly after arriving on campus.

The test is free, very safe and nothing to worry about. We will guide you through the process before you arrive at the testing station and there will be dedicated staff on hand to answer any questions you may have.

We'd encourage you to book an appointment as soon as possible.

Taking a coronavirus (COVID-19) test is voluntary however, we would strongly urge everyone to participate and help to protect our community. The greater the engagement from you, the greater the impact the testing service will have of keeping us all safe.

If you test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19)

If any student or member of staff should test positive, you will need to self-isolate and follow current Welsh Government guidance. If you live with others, all other household members must also stay at home and self-isolate. You and those you live with will need to book a confirmatory test with the NHS.

Keeping you safe: A guide for students

Your guide to Cardiff University's coronavirus (COVID-19) screening service and steps to keep you safe.