Booking a test

Travel guidance

Most students should not travel to term-time accommodation at this point, we will confirm when it is possible to do so, in line with Scottish government guidance.

UK-based students returning to campus should book a COVID-19 test for your intended return date

Please book your test before you travel and take it before going to your term-time accommodation. This will help protect you, your household and wider community.


Book a test if you're a University of Glasgow student

Book a test if you're a Glasgow School of Art student


Book a test if you're University staff working at Gilmorehill

Book a test if you're University staff working at Garscube

You can book a test if all the following is true:

  • You are a student at UofG or staff member, or another HE/FE institution for which we have agreed to provide testing
  • You are changing households or you are required to take a test before attending a placement
  • You have not tested positive in the last 90 days
  • You do not currently have Covid-19 symptoms
  • You have not been identified as having been a close contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19

If you show symptoms of Covid-19 at any point please follow the guidance on NHS Inform and do not book a lateral flow test.  

What to bring

  • A form of ID
  • Your phone, tablet or laptop
  • A face covering or mask that covers your mouth and nose. Wear it at all times except when your sample is taken. A staff member will tell you when you can take it off and put it back on again.
  • If possible, bring your personal alcohol hand rub as you will be required to clean your hands before testing

What to expect

Once onsite:

  • Follow social distancing by staying at least 2 metres from all other people at the test site
  • Register your test online. If you need help with this, please ask the site staff. They will help you while maintaining social distancing.
  • Please see this step-by-step guide for how to take a swab.
  • The entire process should take no more than 15 minutes and you should receive a result within 60 minutes. 

For the Lateral Flow Testing FAQs: