During the month of August, DMU will be moving our lateral flow testing centre solely to the Learning Zone in the Eric Wood Building. This asymptomatic testing is still available to book via MyDMU. Alternatively, you can just pop in and show a valid student/staff ID card to get tested.
Despite the success of the vaccination programme in the UK, the Government has made it clear that regular testing (especially on university campuses for students and staff) is essential to keeping the community safe and to limit the transmission of the virus. All students and staff are strongly encouraged to continue to get tested twice weekly (irrespective of vaccination status).
Home testing kits are also available for collection from the Eric Wood learning zone (as well as other local healthcare providers and pharmacies).
If you test positive in the lateral flow test you should book a PCR test online and self-isolate until you receive your result. You should also book a PCR test if you are suffering from Covid-19 symptoms at the earliest opportunity.
DMU Safe Trace Covid-19 reporting
Please note that if you test positive for Covid-19 (even if you’ve been vaccinated) and are asked to self-isolate you must report it to the university within 24 hours by completing our DMU Safe Trace positive case webform. By doing this we can give you the help and support you need and keep the wider university community safe.
You can find out more about everything the university is doing to keep our staff and students as safe as possible on our Your DMU Safety microsite.
Be Safe, Get the Covid-19 vaccine
Now the majority of lockdown restrictions have been lifted, Covid-19 vaccination remains the most vital weapon in defeating the virus and protecting public health. Two doses of the various vaccines on offer protect against all of the variants and are highly effective at reducing hospitalisations and deaths. Vaccination is also having a positive impact on transmission rates.
Therefore, the Government is increasing its calls for younger age groups and others not vaccinated to book their vaccine online or by calling 119 or get jabbed at local drop-in clinics wherever available.
We strongly encourage all of our students and staff yet to be vaccinated to book your vaccine as soon as you are able to do so. Getting vaccinated is crucial to protecting yourself, classmates, loved ones and others in the community. Vaccination is also our collective passport to enjoying a more normal campus experience and to get back to doing the things we love in our personal lives.
If you have any questions or concerns about getting the Covid vaccines on offer, please take a look at our ‘Be safe, get the Covid vaccine’ website. Here, you will find videos with Director of Public Health Leicester, Ivan Browne, DMU staff and students. You can also read answers to FAQs, find out about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines on offer, and a ‘myths, stats and facts’ webpage to help you separate fact from fiction.
Posted on Friday 30th July 2021