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Lateral Flow Tests

Testing

As classes begin to return to campus, we would strongly encourage students to undertake twice-weekly Lateral Flow Tests.  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.

Get a PCR test

 

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). While the tests are voluntary, we strongly encourage you to make use of them at home.  Kits are available for collection at each of our campus reception areas.

Before requesting a kit from our Reception Staff on campus please complete the Lateral Flow Test consent form.

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