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Keep COVID-19 safe - get tested regularly

Key information on regular testing is available on our webpage.

Test centre and home test collection point opening times

Rapid Response Hub - last updated 20 October 2021

Close contact of a positive case?

Rapid Response Hub

The Rapid Response Hub provides information on how to get a test if you are showing symptoms, self-isolating guidance, reporting a test result, travel information and support if you receive a positive result.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 

You must self-isolate and book a PCR/HALO test:

If your test result is positive

If you test positive for COVID-19 you must self-isolate for ten days – information for anyone needing to self-isolate can be found on our website - staff and students. You must also let us know you have tested positive by filling in the COVID-19 results form below:

Useful links

Close contact of a positive case?

If you live with someone who has tested positive, or have been contacted by National Track and Trace (NTAT) as a close contact, the action you need to take depends on your personal circumstances, including your age and vaccination status.  Further information to help you determine what you need to do can be found here - Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person - GOV.UK (

If, having read this, you need to self-isolate, please let us know so we can provide you with further information and advice.  Please complete the appropriate form:

Cornwall based staff and students - Close Contact/ Household self isolation form (

Exeter based staff - Staff self-isolation absence notification form

Exeter based students - Student self isolation notification form

If you need to self-isolate

If you need to self-isolate, please see our 'information for students who are self-isolating' webpage for frequently asked questions and information.

Please do not be worried, the support teams and your College will be on hand to make sure this does not affect your studies and University experience.

We have published full information on the steps you will need to complete and the support available for periods of self-isolation, including academic support, staying connected and accessing supplies during self-isolation, on our webpages.

Current guidance on self isolation requirements and exemptions for close contacts can be found online.