Testing

Students and staff are strongly encouraged to take LFD tests twice a week. These can be collected from Farndon Court, South Lodge, or the Reuben College Graduate Common Room in Linacre. 

You will need to report all the LFD tests you take yourself (however you obtain the LFD) to both the University’s Early Alert Service and the NHS – as soon as possible after you get the result. If you test positive, you need to email easresults@reuben.ox.ac.uk to inform the college of the result.

Find out more information about the testing kits here

Please help keep our community COVID-safe by testing twice a week, every week.

The Royal Society for Public Health are saying “Growing evidence shows that people who’ve received two doses of the vaccine typically present with less severe symptoms. These could be a headache, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, or loss of smell. If you have any of these symptoms, stay at home and get tested.

The University has a dedicated, free COVID-19 testing service in place to help students who show symptoms to get easy access to a PCR test. You are permitted to leave your accommodation during self-isolation to attend a testing centre. You can find more information here.

If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, for fully-vaccinated people, self-isolation has been replaced by daily lateral flow testing for seven days for close contacts of positive Covid cases (including Omicron cases). If any of these tests give a positive result, follow the self-isolation guidance

Continue to check the Government guidance for up-to-date information.