Scottish Daily Mail
Students offered end-of-term tests
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’.