Both Sheffield universities advise students to get tested before travelling home for Easter

Test twice before returning home

The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam have sent out their guidelines to students about travelling during the Easter break.

The University of Sheffield recommends that students remain at their term-time address, especially international students who are at risk of being affected by changing travel restrictions.

However, both universities have provided advice about travelling home for Easter if needed. According to their guidelines, students must get tested before leaving Sheffield to minimise transmission of the virus across the country.

Two tests should be done, three days apart and it is recommended that another test is done upon returning to Sheffield.

The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam both offer free, asymptomatic testing for students.

In the event of a positive Covid-19 test, students should follow the government guidance and self-isolate for 10 days from receiving the result.

You can find the full updated guidance from the Department of Education here.