Village and Civil Parish of Heslington, near York, England


Protect the NHS. Symptom free testing at University of York - click below to find details. Save Lives

Protect the NHS. Symptom free testing at University of York - click below to find details.  Save Lives

Symptom free testing at University of York

The University of York testing centre is based at the Sport Centre on
Campus West. It’s open from 8am till 8pm 7 days a week with extended
hours on Monday and Wednesday.

Testing is voluntary and residents of Heslington can book a rapid test if:
• you're aged 18 or over, and you are still going to work as you
cannot work from home during the period of national restrictions
• you're aged 18 or over, and you work with, live with, or support
those most at risk from coronavirus
• you're a pupil of a secondary school and you are eligible to attend
during the period of national restriction
Residents are advises to book tests regularly (every week), and get
tested twice, 3 days apart. Tests can be booked online:
If you have symptoms of Coronavirus please do not attend this site,
instead book a test through or by calling 119
and select the Poppleton Bar site or a home testing kit.
You must bring:
• confirmation of your booking, either on a mobile device or a printed
• a mobile device to scan a QR code on the test kit (devices will be
available if you don’t have your own)
• a face covering (unless you're exempt)
You'll receive your result within a few hours of taking a rapid coronavirus
test, by text or email, from the NHS.
If you receive a negative test result you can continue as you were.
a negative test result provides information about the level of the virus at
one point in time
it's possible to become infected in the hours or days after taking a rapid
test - so you must continue to follow government guidance on social
distancing, good hand hygiene, and practice 'Hands, Face, Space'
this type of testing will only be effective if people continue to follow the
Positive test results
If you receive a positive test result you must self-isolate for 10 days.
COVID-19 Helpline for York
If you're struggling to manage, or you don't have any support, but need it
because of COVID-19, the Council is able to help you through this
difficult time. Contact us by email: or
telephone: 01904 551550.
For information on available support and guidance please visit

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