Southampton COVID-19 Testing Programme

Knowing who has COVID-19 is vital to stopping its spread.

This aim of this Programme is to evaluate the use of coronavirus saliva testing in educational settings, such as schools and universities. It is led by a partnership between the University of Southampton, Southampton City Council and the NHS and follows a successful testing pilot run by the same group in the summer.

This Programme uses a convenient, non-invasive saliva test to check for coronavirus, with results sent by text message within 48 hours. It is being paid for by the Government as a service evaluation, funded by the Department for Health and Social Care.

The learnings from this initiative will help our country plan for potential wider population testing over the coming months, slow the transmission of the virus in Southampton and help activities in educational settings to restart as safely as possible.

1 Who can take partSHOW

2 What to expect from the saliva testSHOW

5 Test resultsSHOW

6 Contact usSHOW



Thank you

Thank you to everyone taking part in this Testing Programme. Together we can reduce the transmission of the virus, protect our NHS and ultimately save lives.

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