Book a Covid-19 Test

As society begins to reopen and certain restrictions are removed, Test and Protect will remain a key part of keeping the Covid-19 infection rate low. There are now several ways in which you can get a test or tests depending on your circumstances.


If you have symptoms of Coronavirus:

You should book a PCR test - you can choose either to have a test sent to your home or attend a testing site, which are located across Scotland.

You can find full details of the process and of testing sites here.

There is currently a walk through Covid-19 testing site at our Craiglockhart campus but this is not operated by the University and you must book an appointment through the link above.

If you do not have symptoms but need to attend campus:

Many people have Covid-19 but have no symptoms, which is one of the ways it can spread quickly to different people. That’s why being tested is so important. It protects everyone within your household and within our Edinburgh Napier community. If you are coming on to campus, you can arrange for regular lateral flow tests. 

You can now order lateral flow tests online or collect them from a test site.

Find out more about ordering tests online or picking them up from an NHS test centre

If you are changing households or addresses:

If you are planning to change the address that you live at during any period of your time at University - including the holidays and between trimesters - please arrange to have a PCR test before you travel.

After you have travelled to your new address, please arrange to have a lateral flow test.

By having both tests, you will protect people before you leave on your journey, and you will be able to check that you have not contracted the disease during your journey.

International students

If you are currently overseas, you should not travel to Scotland until face-to-face teaching resumes for your course. When returning, you must follow the guidance on international travel and testing including quarantining if you are from a non-exempt country.

You can find more information on My Napier here.

Find out about booking a Lateral Flow test