Testing Covid-19 FAQs


What are the rules for getting tested?

Students who visit our campuses should arrange to have lateral flow tests twice a week. This will help to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

If you test positive, please arrange to have a PCR test to confirm that you have Covid-19 and then follow NHS advice on self-isolating.

Where can I get tested?

There are test kits for students not displaying symptoms are available at many locations across the city and can also be collected from our Student Accommodation receptions and our campuses.

ENSA (Edinburgh Napier Students' Association) will be handing out testing kits on campuses as part of their September roadshow and you can find out details of when and where they will be available on their Covid-19 Vaccination Bus / Lateral Flow Kits - Edinburgh Napier Students' Association web page.

There will also be testing kits available on our campuses which you will be able to pick up from our iPoints from October onwards.

Lateral flow tests are free and can be ordered through the NHS Inform website.

Find out more about on our Book a Covid-19 test webpage.

How often do I need to get tested?

Students attending campus regularly should arrange to have two lateral flow tests a week.

Is there a cost to being tested?

Lateral flow tests are free of charge and can be ordered through the NHS Inform website.