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Asymptomatic testing programme

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Anybody with symptoms of the coronavirus can call 119 or apply for a test online at one of the local testing centres based in Cardiff. If you are finding it difficult to get a test, students can contact their Halls Manager or Student Services for additional support.


The Coronavirus still poses a threat. New variants of the virus are emerging, and even though not all are present in the UK right now, the need to continue to keep to the rules, wash our hands regularly and follow social-distancing measures whenever we’re out and about is even more important.


To help you get some reassurance you can get a free asymptomatic test on-campus. This process will let you know within three days whether you have had the virus at the time of testing, but it is not fail-safe, and you will still need to maintain social distancing, follow on- and off- campus guidelines, use a face covering in line with the university policy and continue to play your part, even if a test result is returned negative, to be sure you, your friends and family are safe.

If you are returning to campus you are encouraged to take a test, however, it remains voluntary. Your results will be available within three days and a positive result will mean you’ll need to self-isolate for 10 days. It would be a good idea for you to discuss this with your current household (or bubble) to help ensure everybody understands the implications. The Welsh Government is encouraging this type of testing, but it is not mandatory. We’d encourage you to make use of the free testing available for your own safety and the safety of others.

Asymptomatic testing is available 9.00am - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday at: 

College House, Cyncoed Campus 


For more information on how we're helping everybody throughout the term, please visit our safe community pages.