Scottish Daily Mail

Stu­dents of­fered end-of-term tests

- By Sam Walker Education · Andrews University · St Andrews · Scottish Government · United Kingdom · Government of the United Kingdom

A MASS-TEST­ING cen­tre for Covid-19 has been set up to al­low St An­drews Univer­sity stu­dents to go home for Christ­mas.

The first such walk-in cen­tre is part of a Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment ini­tia­tive to test those with no symp­toms.

From to­day un­til De­cem­ber 18, up to 1,500 a day can take the free self-ad­min­is­tered lat­eral flow tests over­seen by third-year med­i­cal stu­dents. They will re­ceive no­ti­fi­ca­tion of the re­sult within 24 hours. Those who test pos­i­tive will be asked by NHS Test and Pro­tect to take a fur­ther type of test to con­firm the re­sult and should then self-iso­late.

One mil­lion kits have been pro­vided to the Gov­ern­ment by the UK Gov­ern­ment to be al­lo­cated to uni­ver­si­ties.

All stu­dents who are con­sid­er­ing trav­el­ling are asked to take two tests, three to five days apart.

Alastair Mer­rill, vice-prin­ci­pal for gov­er­nance at the univer­sity, said stu­dents and staff had been ‘work­ing around the clock to make this hap­pen’.

 ??  ?? Just check­ing: Stu­dents at the St An­drews test­ing cen­tre
Just check­ing: Stu­dents at the St An­drews test­ing cen­tre

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