Book a quarantine test

From Monday 6 September you must book any COVID-19 tests for arrival in the UK through University of Bristol suppliers. You will not pay for the test if you use the University of Bristol process.

If you live in university residences

  • Book your test with the supplier allocated to your residence listed in the residences table.
  • When you book the test you will receive a booking reference number you need to include on your passenger locator form.
  • Your test kits will be available to collect from one of these locations:
    • Augustine's Courtyard, Orchard Lane, Bristol, BS1 5DS (8:30 am to 12:30 pm and then 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday)
    • The Hawthorns Student Support Centre (access down steps from Woodland Road, not the main entrance), 14–16 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1UQ (7 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday)
    • Student Support Centre, North Residential Village, Parry's Lane, Bristol, BS9 1AD 1U (7 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday)
    • Bath residences will collect from their residence reception.
  • Select the supplier link for your residence and when asked, choose 'for collection' from the booking menu.

If your residence is not on this list, follow the instructions for students who do not live in university residences.

Take your test

  1. Follow the instructions in your test booklet
  2. Make sure you register your test with the supplier
  3. Take a photo of your test barcode so you have a record. This will make it easier to trace if you have a problem later on.

Return your test to the laboratory

You are legally allowed to leave quarantine to return your COVID test.

The test kit includes instructions about how to take and return the test. Place your completed test inside the postal bag provided. You do not need the cardboard box, this can be recycled. 

To return your test, you should use the normal postal service. Find your nearest priority post box.

If you have problems getting your results:

London Medical Laboratory

Prenetics

  • If you are calling from the UK: 0300 303 2860
  • If you are calling from abroad: +44 1633 745530

Book a test if you live in University residences

Where to book and collect your COVID test if you live in University residences
VillageResidenceTest supplierNearest point to collect your test from
Bath Charlton Court, BA2 3ES London Medical Laboratory Residence reception
Bath Green Park House, BA1 1BQ London Medical Laboratory Residence reception
Bath Waterside Court, BA2 3ED London Medical Laboratory Residence reception
East Accommodation at Thirty-Three Prenetics Augustine's Courtyard
East Campus Houses Prenetics The Hawthorns
East Chantry Court Prenetics Augustine's Courtyard
East Dean Street Works Prenetics Augustine's Courtyard
East Marlborough House Prenetics Augustine's Courtyard
East New Bridewell Prenetics Augustine's Courtyard
East Orchard Heights Prenetics Augustine's Courtyard
East Print Hall 1 Prenetics Augustine's Courtyard
East Print Hall 2 Prenetics Augustine's Courtyard
East Riverside: Favell House Prenetics Augustine's Courtyard
East Riverside: The Rackhay Prenetics Augustine's Courtyard
East Riverside: Waverley House Prenetics Augustine's Courtyard
East St Thomas Street, BS1 6JS Prenetics Augustine's Courtyard
East The Courtrooms Prenetics Augustine's Courtyard
East The Hawthorns Prenetics The Hawthorns
East Unite House Prenetics Augustine's Courtyard
North Badock Hall London Medical Laboratory Hiatt Baker Hub
North Churchill Hall London Medical Laboratory Hiatt Baker Hub
North Durdham Hall London Medical Laboratory Hiatt Baker Hub
North Hiatt Baker London Medical Laboratory Hiatt Baker Hub
North Hiatt Baker self-catered London Medical Laboratory Hiatt Baker Hub
North University Hall London Medical Laboratory Hiatt Baker Hub
North Wills Hall London Medical Laboratory Hiatt Baker Hub
West 115 Queen's Road London Medical Laboratory The Hawthorns
West 34 Park Street, BS1 5JG London Medical Laboratory Augustine's Courtyard
West Brunel House London Medical Laboratory Augustine's Courtyard
West Clifton Hill House London Medical Laboratory The Hawthorns
West Culver House London Medical Laboratory Augustine's Courtyard
West Deans Court London Medical Laboratory Augustine's Courtyard
West Goldney Hall London Medical Laboratory The Hawthorns
West Harbour Court London Medical Laboratory Augustine's Courtyard
West Hillside Woodside, BS8 3PA London Medical Laboratory The Hawthorns / Augustine's Courtyard
West Langford, BS40 5DU London Medical Laboratory Find your nearest priority postbox
West Manor Hall London Medical Laboratory The Hawthorns / Augustine's Courtyard
West Northwell House London Medical Laboratory The Hawthorns / Augustine's Courtyard
West Richmond Terrace London Medical Laboratory The Hawthorns / Augustine's Courtyard
West Winkworth House London Medical Laboratory The Hawthorns / Augustine's Courtyard
West Woodland Court London Medical Laboratory The Hawthorns

If you do not live in University residences

You can book a test with either:

They both offer the same service.

When you book your test choose 'for delivery' to get your test delivered to your address, or 'for collection' if you want to collect from one of the University collection points.

Return your test to the laboratory

You are legally allowed to leave quarantine to return your COVID test.

The test kit includes instructions about how to take and return the test. Place your completed test inside the postal bag provided. You do not need the cardboard box – you can recycle it.

To return your test, you should use the normal postal service. Find your nearest priority post box.

Problems with your test

If your test has not arrived, or there is a problem with your test, contact the provider you booked your test with.

Prenetics

  • If you are calling from the UK: 0300 303 2860
  • If you are calling from abroad: +44 1633 745530

London Medical Laboratory

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