Book a free COVID-19 Test
Please use this system to book a Covid-19 test at our Covid-19 Testing Centre, based in the Octagon Centre on campus in Sheffield.
This test is only available to University of Sheffield students and staff who are not showing any Covid-19 symptoms. If you develop symptoms of Covid-19, self-isolate, book an NHS test and inform the University.
If you regularly visit campus, you should book regular tests at our Covid-19 Testing Centre.
Test slots should be scheduled within the hours you are on campus to avoid unnecessary travel to and from the University. Repeat tests should be at least three days apart.
Students should also arrange to take two tests at our Covid-19 Testing Centre upon returning to Sheffield:
- Book the tests to take place as soon as possible upon returning.
- The second test should be scheduled to take place three days after the first.
- Plan to arrive back to Sheffield with enough time to take two tests before the start of any face-to-face teaching.
- While awaiting test results, restrict social contact with others as much as possible.
After receiving a negative test result, there is still a risk of you having the virus. Continue to follow government guidance to minimise the risk of transmission.
If you are travelling outside of the UK: please note that this test will not provide any documentation needed for overseas travel.
If you are self-isolating in the UK following overseas travel: a test result from our Covid-19 Testing Centre is not applicable to the Test and Release Scheme. For further information, read our returning to Sheffield guidance.
Do not book a test if you have had a positive Covid-19 test in the past 90 days.
Your personal data will be collected and processed for the purpose of booking a test at our Covid-19 Testing Centre.
Read our Data Privacy Notice
Further guidance on the collection of data at the test centre can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-privacy-information
If you have specific access requirements, such as a step-free route or extra space to take the test, please book a Covid-19 test through: ‘Covid-19 Test: Accessible Bay’
Autumn Term Update
Library Learning Spaces for Students
There are over 300 bookable learning spaces located in the Information Commons and Western Bank Library. These include desks with and without PCs. Access is available in bookable slots 9:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday, with the exception of the Information Commons. These are now bookable in the evenings Monday - Thursday and at weekends.
Information Commons Level 4 is our Connect4Learning Zone. We are encouraging all students who will be participating in seminars and other online learning activities whilst using the Library to take advantage of this dedicated zone.
If you book a space on Level 4, but you are not participating in online learning activities, please be aware this zone may be noisier than other areas in the Library.
For the latest Library information, please visit our Autumn term update.
General Study Spaces for Students
There are over 150 bookable desks with PCs located in Bartolome House ALG04, Broad Lane F110, Hadfield Building E61, Hicks Building G25 & G29, and The Diamond Computer Rooms 1, 2 & 4. Access is available to book between 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday.
Bookable Space on Campus for Staff - Wellbeing
There are 52 bookable spaces located on Floors 2 and 4 of 3 Solly Street (Velocity Building). These include desks with and without PCs. Floor 4 is an open plan office and is set up for 26 workspaces. Floor 2 is set up for 23 workspaces and 3 private single occupancy offices. Access is available in bookable slots from Monday 28 September 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday-Friday.
For further information to support your own Wellbeing and that of others please visit Staff Wellbeing. If you have any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Media Service
- RETURNS: If you have any bookings due to be returned you will be emailed about these and a booking extension added to your account.
- DO NOT LEAVE ANY EQUIPMENT ON OR UNDER THE DESK OUTSIDE OF THE OPENING TIMES!
- If you have any questions or concerns please email us - email@example.com
- Learning Hub: Check out our online resource centre Shef.ac/cmlearn