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Free COVID Test for students

By HWResLife 23 Feb 2021

Do you know that our University is still providing FREE Covid test for students?

The FREE Lateral Flow Test is available for Students on campus and off-campus. 

To book your COVID tests go to the myHWU portal and select the My Appointments tile.

There is no charge for the tests!

Once you are in the Available Appointment area select ‘COVID Test – this is a lateral flow (quick result) test’ and choose a time slot. You will receive a confirmation of your appointment which you can view any time under 'My Appointments' in your student portal. If you encounter any difficulties in booking an appointment, please log an enquiry via AskMyHW tile in your student portal. 

The location for Edinburgh Testing Centre – Cedar Suite, Hugh Nesbit Building, top floor 

Every Monday and Thursday from 22 February 2021 until the end of March 2021.  

Please ensure you book two tests - for example, if you book your first test on Monday, please book your second test on Thursday, 3 days later. If you book your first test on Thursday, please book your second test the following Monday. 

We encourage all students residents on Campus to get tested at our free onsite facility as we are coming to the end of consolidation week and continue to have new arrivals back onto Campus each day. The testing helps Public Health Scotland to see if and where the virus is spreading, especially with new variants of the virus being identified by Public Health Officials throughout this year. It is even more important for you to take the opportunity provided to you to be tested, to keep yourself, your flatmates and University Staff safe during this time. 

Get yourself tested, follow the guidelines and stay safe!

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