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The University’s COVID Test Centre is now up and running for staff and students, allowing the University to act quickly to deal with any clusters of coronavirus cases.
The University has invested in the centre as part of CAMPUS Shield – a city-wide partnership initiative led by the University to keep our city, staff and students safe, and reduce the spread of COVID.
The centre has now been open two weeks and is already providing vital information for the University on the number and location of cases among its staff and student population.
Professor Louise Kenny, Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, said: “Like other members of Liverpool’s population, University students and staff are experiencing more COVID cases.
“Our investment in an on-campus testing facility for staff and students displaying symptoms means that we are in a position to report on the numbers in our community who test positive and, importantly, to act quickly to stop the spread.
“We continue to work closely with Liverpool City Council’s Public Health team and Public Health England and all those who have tested positive, together with their close contacts, have been informed that they now need to self-isolate in line with national guidance.”
The test centre, on Guild Walk, is open 9am-5pm every day and tests are available for any staff or students who are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus, with results available in 24 hours. You can book a test here or by calling 0151 795 1000 if you are unable to book a test online due to a disability.
If you feel unwell and think you have at least one symptom of COVID, it’s important that you immediately self-isolate until you have taken a test and received your results, which should arrive via text message within 24 hours.
Other members of your household and people you have been in close contact with will not need to access a COVID test unless they also start to show symptoms, but you will need to let them know they are required to self-isolate for 14 days from the day your symptoms started in line with UK government guidance.
Liverpool’s expertise and facilities mean we are able to put in place a range of innovative measures including the test centre, to help protect our staff and student community as well as support the region with its wider response to COVID-19.
The University is also encouraging all staff and students to download the Evergreen Life app which will further strengthen the data on infection clusters and enable the University to act quickly to reduce spread.
Safety measures now in place across campus include:
Further details of the measures we have in place to keep everyone safe on campus are available on our new dedicated campus safety hub.
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