No symptoms testing for students
Lateral flow 'no symptoms' tests
Quick and easy
Reliable results in 60 minutes
Free and confidential
Not for those with COVID-19 symptoms
Not suitable for international travel
Not for those who have tested postive in the last 90 days
Why you should get tested
Tests are not compulsory but are strongly recommended for those intending to spend time in a different household. Testing people with no symptoms is a way of reducing the risk of people infecting family and friends.
No symptoms testing and international travel
If you intend to travel internationally over the Christmas period, please check the requirements set by each country for international travel. If your destination country, or any countries you will be travelling through, require you to provide a test result before entering then it is very likely that this will need to be PCR test. These are only available for free if you have symptoms. If you have no symptoms and need a negative test for international travel, you will need to find a private PCR test provider and pay for this test.
The University is offering to reimburse any students who are required to book a private PCR test in order to travel to another country for the holidays. Access the form you need to claim your reimbursement.
Most countries require this test to have been conducted, and results available, within a short time frame prior to your international travel. Visit the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) website to check what requirements are in place for your destination.
If you've had a positive PCR test within the last 90 days
You should not have a no symptoms test if you've had a positive PCR test in the past 90 days. If you've never been tested, have tested negative before, or if have tested positive more than 90 days ago then you can take the tests.
Keeping others safe
Do not come to this test centre if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. If you have symptoms, you should have a PCR test at the mobile test unit in the East Car Park, or book a local/postal test via the NHS.
Your privacy and data
The University will not hold your data. Whilst the University of Stirling are facilitating tests, they are unable to link results to individuals. Test results related to each barcode are linked to NHS Test & Protect system.
You'll receive your results via text message and/or an e-mail using contact details recorded at registration. Results are usually within an hour, though can be up to within a day of the test. The University will not be notified of your result.
If you do you test positive, please let the University know via the COVID-19 reporting form. Results will be shared with NHS Test & Protect and will be sent you your GP and Public Health Scotland.