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Asymptomatic testing programme for Coronavirus

The University continues to work closely with Public Health Suffolk and the Waterfront Test Centre will remain open until the 30 June 2021. Although our centre will continue to be open 7 days a week, its opening hours will reduce to 7am-2pm.  Asymptomatic testing will continue in the former Profiles gym, underneath Athena Hall. An appointment for your test can be made online or by calling 0333 7726144 .

Home testing kits are now available across the county. If home testing is preferable for you, kits can be collected from both test centres and collection sites such as public libraries and pharmacies. Thet are also available from our centre.

To find a test centre or collection site near you please use the Find a Vaccination or Test Centre interactive map. A new window will open and you can filter your search depending upon the type of site and service you are looking for. 

As the prevalence of COVID-19 reduces to low levels in the population, the chance of a false positive result increases – though still remains unlikely. The risk of false positives can be mitigated by confirming a positive lateral flow test with another test – such as a PCR test. In England, the requirement for a confirmatory PCR test was re-instated with effect from the start of business on Tuesday 30 Mar 2021. 

Find out more about the reintroduction of confirmatory PCR testing in this Public Health message.