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Get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus

13/10/2020

You can have a free NHS swab test to check if you have coronavirus now, this can be done by ordering a home test kit or by visiting a test centre.

People are reminded that they should only get a test if they have coronavirus symptoms or have been asked to get tested.

Coronavirus symptoms are a high temperature, a new continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

The coronavirus Testing Call Centre can be contacted on 119 from 7 am to 11 pm daily. This service can be accessed by people with hearing or speech difficulties by calling 18001 0300 303 2713.

Find your nearest centre and book your test at nhs.uk/coronavirus 

WLV Covid-19 Reporting Procedures

In our efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and support the NHS Test and Trace programme, a standard University-wide process has now been agreed for all reports of suspected and confirmed Covid-19 cases for both students and staff at the University of Wolverhampton.

If you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms and/or you have received a positive test result, you will need to email covid-19help@wlv.ac.uk stating;

  • your name
  • student number or department
  • contact telephone number

Anyone who experiences coronavirus symptoms must not come on to campus or must leave campus immediately, avoid touching anything and return to their home or residence.

Once you have sent your email, you will receive a response which contains a link to complete our online reporting form.

Students should also contact their Personal Tutor or Academic Coach to let them know that they cannot return to campus; this enables the University to ensure that there is support in place to complete learning activities at home if appropriate.

Once you have submitted the online reporting form, the University will work with the local Health Protection Team (HPT) to contact you, to advise you on your next steps and to complete a risk assessment. This will help us to protect other students and staff.

Completing the online reporting form will notify your Faculty Student Services, the Student Support and Wellbeing team and the Library. This enables the University to ensure the right support is in place for you whilst you are required to self-isolate.

You can find more information about what to do if someone in your household has symptoms or if you have been identified by Test and Trace on our website:https://www.wlv.ac.uk/news-and-events/coronavirus/covid-reporting-procedure-/ 

View this flyer, which includes a map with the location of the new Faulkland Street test centre in Wolverhampton and top tips for keeping student safe here: Covid-19 Walk-Through Test Locations A5 - Students (002).

For more information please contact the Corporate Communications Team.

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