Asymptomatic Testing

Collect a test kit and test at home

Although our on-campus testing centres concluded at the end of Semester One, from 10 January 2022 staff and students can still collect LFD test kits for convenient use in the comfort of their own home, in quantities of either 7 or 14 tests.

Staff and students can collect on behalf of others, but must record the details of the person for whom they are collecting the kits.

Kit collection - Belfast and Coleraine Campuses

Kits can be collected from our Belfast and Coleraine campuses on:

  • Monday afternoons (14:00 - 17:00)
  • Thursday mornings (10:00 - 13:00)

You can collect the LFD test kits from the following locations:

  • Belfast campus - BA Main Foyer (adjacent to lifts)
  • Coleraine campus - Commercial Mall (old Bank of Ireland area)

Kit collection - Jordanstown and Magee Campuses

Kits can be collected from our Jordanstown and Magee campuses on:

  • Tuesday afternoons (14:00 - 17:00)
  • Friday mornings (10:00 - 13:00)

You can collect the LFD test kits from the following locations:

  • Jordanstown campus - Block 18 Commercial Mall
  • Magee campus - MD026 Meeting Room

Lateral Flow test results

If you have a positive lateral flow test result you are no longer required to carry out a PCR test and should self-isolate immediately.

Lateral Flow tests can be used to confirm an early end to self-isolation.

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Key information

  • Test results

    If both tests return a negative result, please continue to take all appropriate precautions to minimise your risk of infection and follow the public health guidance in place.

    If your test result is positive you must immediately self-isolate and book a PHA PCR test.

    If the PCR test returns a positive result you must self-isolate for 10 days from the date your PCR test was taken.

    Please familiarise yourself with the steps to take for reporting positive cases to enable proactive contact tracing within the wider University.

    Remember to complete the online COVID-19 Notification Form and inform your Course Director if you are EITHER self-isolating OR test positive for COVID-19.

  • If you develop symptoms

    It remains so important that we stay vigilant.

    Information is available on our webpages to support you and others and help you to stay safe, including guidance on symptoms, when to self-isolate, student households, and close contacts.

    Remember, you must stay at home and self-isolate if you, or someone you live with, has symptoms or has tested positive.

    If you develop symptoms:


For any queries relating to asymptomatic testing please email