A drive-through coronavirus testing facility is open at the Milton Park & Ride in Cambridge, as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to increase testing. Anyone experiencing a new, continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of smell or taste should immediately self-isolate and can book an appointment on the NHS website or by calling 119.
If you have no symptoms and are not eligible for a PCR test for other reasons, you can order rapid lateral flow tests to be sent to your home.
Until now, the University of Cambridge has been able to prevent outbreaks of Covid infections by requiring all students to be tested regularly whether or not they have symptoms. However, the Delta variant is more infectious and students and staff are being reminded that regular testing is very important.
Message from the Vice Chancellor to all students and staff
‘After a long run with no cases at all, we have in the last few days identified 6 students with COVID-19, mostly by asymptomatic screening. The more infectious “delta” variant of the virus has already been associated with outbreaks at other universities. Any increase in numbers – no matter how small – is therefore a serious cause for concern.’