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Wellbeing Wednesday – Covid-19 Testing and Chaplaincy

Covid-19 Testing at The Frederick Douglass Centre

All students with no symptoms are encouraged to book a COVID-19 Rapid Test, free of charge, through our testing centre at the Frederick Douglass Centre.

By taking a test, even if you don’t have symptoms, you can help keep your family members and your community back home safe. Once you have taken your test you should limit your contact with others until you get your result (normally within 30 minutes).

Please note:

  • If you have tested positive for COVID in the last 10 days, you should not take this LFD test as this could result in a ‘false positive’.
  • This test is for students without any symptoms. If you have symptoms, you need to contact the NHS on 119 to book a test.
  • If you are planning to travel outside of the UK, you may need to take a different test from the rapid (LFD) test offered in the main test centre. Please check the government guidance for the country to which you are travelling. You may require a PCR test (Polymerase Chain Reaction). If so, the University can support you with this too, we will have more information on the booking process for this very soon which we will update in the FAQs.
  • If you feel you may need a reasonable adjustment for the test due to a disability, cultural, religious or personal factors and you have not done so already, please contact the Wellbeing Team.
  • You can book an appointment here.

Spotlight on………

This week we are highlighting the support available via the University Chaplaincy Service.

Chaplaincy: Faith and Spirituality Support

Newcastle University provides a Chaplaincy Service to support you during your time here at the University. The Chaplaincy Service works within the remit of the Student Health and Wellbeing Service but is available to anyone within the University community (both colleagues and students) of all faiths and none.

The Chaplaincy Team is made up of members of different faith communities, currently comprising chaplains from the Jewish and Christian faiths. They are joined in their work by a group of honorary chaplains that are University staff members who bring a wider faith perspective and experience.

The team is committed to making the University a place of religious tolerance, diversity and respect where students and colleagues of all faiths and none can feel comfortable and supported.

The Chaplaincy at Newcastle University offers:

  • confidential listening and support
  • faith exploration
  • mindfulness sessions
  • space for prayer and reflection
  • signposting to local faith communities
  • opportunities for prayer and worship
  • spiritual accompaniment
  • events and socials

 The Chaplaincy Team can be contacted by emailing chaplaincy@ncl.ac.uk

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