Covid testing on campus: Queen Anne test site at Greenwich reopens (updated 14/4)


We have reopened a small test site in the Queen Anne building (QA-063) on Greenwich campus, which is open to students, staff and contractors of the university, Bird College and Trinity Laban.

As many people who have Covid-19 don’t have symptoms, getting tested regularly is an important part of keeping our university community safe. If you are a student or staff member who is back on campus or a student living in halls, government guidance is clear that you should get a rapid Covid test twice a week with about three days between tests.

We have reopened a small test site in the Queen Anne Court on Greenwich campus which is open to students, staff and contractors of the University of Greenwich, Bird College and Trinity Laban.  We will assess usage and review our arrangements accordingly.

Updated 14/4: You can also collect home test kits from our test sites, including from Queen Anne Court.

We continue to have testing facilities available in Daniel Defoe Hall close to Greenwich campus, please book using this link, which is open Monday to Friday 8am-8pm.  At our Avery Hill and Medway campuses Covid testing facilities are also available, for further details please see our web page:  Arrangements for Covid-testing on our campuses.

Thank you for getting tested. Regular Covid testing is an important part of our strategy to keep students and staff safe.

Information about visiting the Queen Anne (QA-063) test site:

  • The opening hours are 8am - 4pm Monday to Friday (see the campus map for its location). Note: it will open from 10am on 12 April.
  • To avoid queuing, please use our booking system to book your test in advance. If you have not been able to book a test or you miss your appointment, you can visit the test site as a walk-in without an appointment.
  • Do not attend the test site if you are self-isolating for any reason or if you are displaying the symptoms of Covid-19 (high temperature, continuous cough or loss/change of taste/smell).
  • Unless you are exempt, you must wear a face covering at all times in the test site except when you are in the test booth.
  • Please bring your student/staff/contractor ID when you visit the test site.
  • When you visit the test site (or as soon as possible after getting tested), you will need to register with the NHS Test and Trace portal to receive your test result. Information about how to do this will be provided to you at the test site.
  • Ensure that you wear a face covering, socially distance and avoid entering buildings or contact with others while you are awaiting your test result (you will usually receive it within an hour of your test).
  • If you receive a positive test result:
    • You will need to get a PCR test as soon as possible to confirm your LFD test result. PCR tests are lab-based Covid-19 tests which are available through NHS Test and Trace. You can go in person to one of the DHSC PCR test sites which are located on all of our campuses. Details of how to obtain a PCR test will also be provided in the communication about your test results from NHS Test and Trace. If your PCR test result is negative, you and those living with you will not need to continue to self-isolate.
    • You must inform us of your test result. University of Greenwich students, staff and contractors should complete our Covid reporting form.
    • Anyone who lives with you must self-isolate for 10 days.
    • You must self-isolate for 10 days from the date of your test (or from when you develop symptoms, if you develop symptoms after your test). This is a legal duty. If you are on campus, you should go home immediately, avoid public transport if possible, wear a face covering and socially distance from others while travelling.
  • If you receive a negative test result:
    • Remember that a negative test result does not mean that you cannot catch Covid-19. You must continue to observe social distancing and take other precautions as required by government guidance and the guidance issued by your university - guidance for University of Greenwich students and staff is available on our Covid-Safe web pages.