PCR (free NHS test)
This is the test you should get if you are sick. It's provided free by the NHS if you meet their criteria. You can access a PCR test on campus in the East Centre Car Park test centre. This is a walk-in clinic. You do not require an appointment before you arrive.
You can also book a local test via GOV.UK if you are eligible.
You must not get a free PCR test if you don't have symptoms, but you need a PCR to travel internationally. You must arrange this privately yourself. If you have symptoms, you will only be able to travel after you have a negative test and/or your self-isolation period is up.
PCR private test
This is the test you should get if you are not sick and intend to travel internationally. You must pay for this yourself via a private provider. This test is available on campus, at the Right Medicine Pharmacy. You can also google private PCR test then your location to find other options in your local area.
If you're not sick and you intend to travel over the winter break within the UK, you need to have two no-symptoms (lateral flow) tests three days apart. These are provided free on-campus, via the no symptoms test centre in the Pathfoot Building. You will need to book an appointment in advance.
You must not get a no-symptoms test if you are sick. You must get a PCR test.