Here at Edge Hill, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to access regular rapid testing to help keep those close to you safer, reduce the transmission of Covid-19 within our community and get back to a normal way of life as quickly as possible.

That’s why, in addition to appointments at our no symptoms testing centre in Ormskirk and our Manchester testing for St James’ students, you can now collect home test kits on campus in both Ormskirk and Manchester.

The current guidance is that you should undertake three supervised tests at our centre, to ensure you are confident in conducting the test, before moving to home testing – which you should then do at least twice a week. A home pack contains 7 tests and instructions on how to use them. They show the results within 30 minutes and they also show you’re doing what you can to protect others.

How do I book my tests on campus?

  • You can only use the no symptoms screening test centre if you have no symptoms of Covid-19
  • Tests are by appointment only – you need to book online using this link below
  • You will normally receive your test results within an hour, but at certain times, it may take longer (up to 24 hours)

Please note: The no symptoms test centre located in the Students’ Union is only available to Edge Hill students and staff. It is not open to the general public.

If you need additional support to attend your appointment, please email details to and include ‘Urgent – additional support for test required’. You should do this at least 24 hours before your test, so we have enough time to arrange the support for you.

If you are exempt from wearing a face covering, you don’t need to tell us this in advance of your test. On arrival at the test centre let the staff know this is the case or wear your Think Pink lanyard.


(this facility is also open to staff of the University)

How does the test centre work?

  1. When you book online, you will be given an allocated time for your test. Please arrive at this time
  2. Please bring your mobile phone with you as you will need it to register your details
  3. On arrival, and when you enter the testing venue, you will need to scan a QR code which will link you to the national NHS system and register your details so that you can receive your test results
  4. Once inside please follow the direction of the test centre staff who will provide you with a test kit and direct you to a testing bay. Once in the bay, take your time to fully read the instructions and use the swab, rubbing it firstly on your tonsils and then inside your nostril.
  5. Once complete, you will need to give the swab stick to the test centre staff so it may be analysed. Test centre staff will be on hand to provide instruction and support you through the process.

You will normally receive your test results within an hour but at certain times, it may take longer (up to 24 hours). In the unlikely event that you haven’t received your test result within 24 hours, please contact NHS Test and Trace on 119.

If you need further information, please visit our dedicated webpage

Home Test Kits

Collecting Home Test Kits From Campus
You can pick up a box containing seven tests from the Performance Studio (building 6a on the campus map, entrance next to the Business School) between 8.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

St James’ Manchester
You can pick up a box containing seven tests from the reception desk in St James’, times have been confirmed on your Blackboard area.

Everyone can now order free packs of rapid lateral flow tests to be sent to your home in England. They show results in 30 minutes. A pack of tests contains 7 tests. You can order one pack per household each day.

You can find further information and order your tests.

If you are 18 or over you can also collect two packs of home test kits (each containing seven tests) at a local collection point.

Find your nearest home test kit collection point on the NHS website. You can also use this page to check how busy each location is before setting off.

Please note: you should not use a rapid lateral flow test if you have coronavirus symptoms. You should arrange a PCR test and self-isolate.