Don’t forget to test yourself for COVID before coming back to College
We hope you have enjoyed your Easter Break and have managed to take advantage of the easing of some of the lockdown rules to meet family and friends. I’m sure you will also be thinking about coming back to College to start the new term.
Before you come back in we would like you to test yourself for COVID-19. You should test yourself either the night before you come back to College or the morning of your first day back.
You should only come to College if you test negative.
If you collected a test kit at the end of last term you should have enough tests left to test yourself before you come into College. If you haven’t you can collect self-test kits from Reception on any main campus (City Hub, Adams Building, Highfields, Basford and High Pavement).
You can also:
- order rapid lateral flow tests to be sent to your home
- find a site near you to get tested at
- find a pharmacy where you can collect rapid lateral flow tests
- find a test site where you can collect rapid lateral flow tests
If you haven’t got a test kit you can collect one on your first day back at College. Ideally you would take the test first thing before mixing with anyone else. It takes about half an hour, to get the results. If you can’t do that, please don’t worry as it’s an additional precaution. However, please maintain a 2m social distance and wear a mask to minimise any risk to you, your classmates or your teachers.
The result of your test needs to be reported using the NHS Test & Trace self-report website.
If you test positive you should let Nottingham College know using the online form.
Whilst awaiting the PCR result, you and the people you live with should continue to self-isolate. If the PCR test is negative, provided it was taken within two days of the positive LFT, it overrides the lateral flow test and you can return to College, and you and other household members can stop self-isolating.
We want you, your family your classmates and your teachers to be as safe as possible. That’s why we want you to test yourself, before you come back into College.
Thank you for your support