Lateral Flow Testing

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Free lateral flow test kits for home use

Inverness College UHI is working with the Scottish Government to provide free, rapid COVID-19 lateral-flow testing kits for all students and staff.

The testing kits are voluntary; however, we strongly encourage staff and students who are attending our college buildings to participate. Regular testing of staff and students coming onto campus will help reduce the risks of outbreaks on campus and in our communities.

The test is also an effective way of screening people who may just be positive or spreading the virus without symptoms.

The home testing kits are for staff and students not showing signs of COVID-19. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you should not come onto campus, but self-isolate and book the normal PCR test via your local testing centre.

Kits are available from the reception at our main Inverness College UHI campus, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Staff and students can also collect kits from the Scottish School of Forestry office - please speak to your lecturer.

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Who can take part?

Who can take part?

Lateral flow testing at home is available to everyone. Staff and students accessing our campus buildings can collect these on-site. LFD testing kits can also be ordered online by staff and students not on campus.

Lateral flow testing is intended for those not showing symptoms of COVID-19. If you have previously tested positive for Covid-19, you should not take a test unless your previous positive test was more than 90 days ago.

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How does it work?

How does it work?

The College has been provided with home-testing kits by the Scottish Government and UK Department of Health and Social Care. 

Staff and students who choose to participate will be given a supply of test kits to use at home, together with instructions for use. 

When you collect your test kit, we will ask you for some personal data. This Privacy Notice explains how we will use that data.

If you decide to participate, you are required to submit the test result of your self-administers lateral flow test – whether positive, negative or void – to the Department of Health and Social Care via this link:  www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result  

This Privacy Notice explains how the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS National Services Scotland and Public Health Scotland will use your personal data.

Staff and students should test regularly at home, twice a week (ideally test three days apart on either the day before/or the morning before coming into College).

People with symptoms must not rely on a negative LLateral Flow Device test result to continue to attend college with COVID-19 symptoms. Please self-isolate and seek a PCR test.  

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How do I collect a testing kit?

How do I collect a testing kit?

Kits are available from the reception at our main Inverness College UHI campus, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Staff and students can also collect kits from the Scottish School of Forestry office - please speak to your lecturer.

Staff and students should make sure they have their identification number.   

Each kit contains seven home tests. Staff and students will be given three kit boxes at a time.

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Positive test - what to do next

Positive test - what to do next

Staff or students who records a positive test must: 

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Questions? 

Email covid.ic@uhi.ac.uk