The government has announced the test to release scheme for international travel. Under the scheme, if you test negative for COVID-19 after arriving from a destination not on the travel corridor list, you can stop self-isolating. The earliest you can take the test is 5 full days after you left a destination not on the travel corridor list.

We are still awaiting confirmation from the government as to whether we can offer test to release as part of our existing asymptomatic testing scheme for staff and students.

We will share updates on this webpage and in our COVID-19 Update newsletter for staff and students.

In the meantime, if you are travelling from abroad and wish to use the government's test to release scheme, you must do so via a private provider. 

Students must log this on MyImperial:

  • Upon arrival, log that you are self-isolating due to travel
  • If you receive a negative test result, log your result and that you have stopped self-isolating - as long as your household has not been instructed to self-isolate for other reasons (eg due to close contact with a positive test result).

If the test result is positive you must continue to self-isolate. Please follow the guidance on the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Hub webpage.