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Guidance on returning to Sheffield

2021-22 academic year

Our expectation and current plan is to deliver face-to-face teaching in 2021-22. This means you are expected to attend in person, on campus, from the start date of your studies.

We will continue to follow government advice and guidance, while aiming to provide the best possible on-campus student experience and excellent standards of teaching. We have contingency plans in place to adapt our learning and teaching delivery in response to new Covid-19 safety measures, should this be needed.

At all times, please continue to follow the latest government guidelines on safety.


Covid-19 testing when you return to Sheffield

Every student is expected to take two rapid lateral flow tests per week. When you return to Sheffield, you’re expected to take two tests, three days apart as soon as possible upon arrival.

Get a home test

Self-test kits can be used in combination with our test centre to meet the expectation of two tests per week. It is recommended that wherever possible you should undertake three supervised tests at our testing centre before transitioning to home testing to ensure you are confident in conducting the test. After this, you may choose to fulfil your two tests per week through our Covid-19 Testing Centre, or a self-test kit.

What to do if you receive a positive test result

Order testing kits

Order free rapid lateral flow test kits on the government website to use at home.

Collect testing kits

Self-test kits are available for collection from various sites across campus. Staff and students must bring their Ucard to collect a test kit.

Collection points from 10am–2pm:

  • Solly Street
  • English Language Teaching Centre
  • Elmfield
  • Medical School
  • AMRC Training Centre
  • Students' Union
  • Our Covid-19 Testing Centre: Level 4 of the Students' Union

Collection points from alternative times:

  • Heartspace (Student Recruitment Office) - 10am–3pm
  • The Diamond - 10am–4pm
  • The Edge reception - open 24/7

Clinical placements

Students undergoing clinical placements may be expected by their provider to demonstrate a negative test before undertaking their placement. In some cases a negative lateral flow test result will be sufficient and you should use your text message or email confirmation as evidence of this. In all cases you should follow the advice and guidance from your provider and contact your academic department if you have any questions or concerns.

Covid-19 testing when you return to Sheffield


International travel

If you are returning to Sheffield, check the Covid-19 entry requirements before travelling to the UK. Do not travel if you have symptoms of Covid-19, or if you are currently self-isolating.

Teaching and learning

Travel guidance for international students


Access to campus and facilities

All students are welcome to return to campus. Our campus buildings are open with necessary safety measures in place.

Study spaces on campus are available.

Every student is expected to take two rapid lateral flow tests per week. When you return to Sheffield, you’re expected to take two tests, three days apart as soon as possible upon arrival.

Covid-19 testing when you return to Sheffield


Vaccinations

You should get your vaccination as soon as you are able. We’re encouraging all students and staff to book their vaccination before the start of the academic year, wherever possible.

How to book a covid-19 vaccineNHS England has published a document containing FAQs about student covid-19 vaccinations in England, including questions about international student vaccinations.  

Support – get in touch

Our extensive range of support services for students are all available online.