Lateral Flow Tests


As classes begin to return to campus, we would strongly encourage students to undertake Lateral Flow Tests prior to each occasion that they come on campus.  If you are displaying any symptoms you should book a PCR test and all students should book a PCR test prior to travelling to a new household or term-time accommodation. 

PCR tests

You must take a PCR test if you have any one of the three symptoms of coronavirus. These are:

  • a high temperature or fever
  • a new continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change in sense of smell or taste

A new, continuous cough means coughing for longer than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. If you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual.

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Free Lateral Flow Self-Tests for use at Home

Glasgow Clyde College is working with the Scottish Government to provide free, regular, Covid-19 Lateral-flow Testing (LFT) for all our students and staff. The tests can only be used by someone who is asymptomatic (i.e. shows no symptoms of COVID and feels well).

Following updated advice from NHS Test and Protect, there is no longer a requirement for consent forms in order to receive a Lateral Flow Devices (LFD) testing kit

Testing remains voluntary; however, we strongly encourage all of our staff and students to take a test prior to each visit to campus

Tests can be collected from:

  • Reception areas across the three campuses
  • Glasgow Clyde College Student Association Offices at Cardonald and Langside Campuses


Under no circumstances should tests be carried out on college premises.


Staff and students displaying any of the three main symptoms as identified by the NHS must not attend campus, should self-isolate and book a PCR test immediately.

You can also access Lateral Flow Tests from the following:

Order rapid Lateral Flow tests to your home

You can order Lateral Flow tests to be sent your home here


Collect rapid LFD tests from your nearest coronavirus test site 

Find your nearest coronavirus test site where Lateral Flow tests can be collected here.


Collect rapid LFD tests from your nearest pharmacy 

Find your nearest participating pharmacy here.


Frequently asked questions

We have added some Frequently Asked Questions here