SUSU response to COVID-19
The safety of our students and colleagues continues to be our top priority during this time
Keeping everyone safe during Freshers
We want to ensure Freshers is a safe experience for everyone attending. We believe the best way to do this is to ask everyone attending a large-scale Freshers event to show confirmation via the NHS app, email or text of a negative Lateral Flow Test taken on the same day of the event you’re attending. We will be checking these at the door of events. We will not accept a photo of your test or the physical test strip itself as confirmation, and Lateral Flow Tests won't be available to take at the event.
Make sure to check the Covid safety information of each Freshers event you're planning to attend on our events calendar before you arrive on the day.
Covid test kits can be collected from Highfield Campus and many University Halls, or ordered online via the NHS website. More information can be found here: University of Southampton Coronavirus Testing Information.
To keep everyone safe during Freshers we expect students to be regularly testing for Covid before coming to campus. If you’re showing symptoms of Covid or feeling unwell, please do not come to campus or attend our events, even if you have tested negative.
We’re also asking that everyone wears a mask at our large-scale daytime events and any time you're moving through our venues, unless you are exempt from wearing one.
University of Southampton coronavirus information
Read the latest University of Southampton updates on teaching and returning to campus.Find out more
Southampton City Council coronavirus information
Read more on Southampton's alert level and current local restrictions. Find out about testing, council services, and futher help and advice.Find out more