Royal Holloway is supporting Surrey County Council by providing space on its Egham campus for a temporary Covid-19 mobile testing unit (MTU).
A Local Testing Centre is expected to replace the temporary MTU by the middle of October, and should be on site for up to six months.
Ruth Hutchinson, Director of Public Health for Surrey, said:
“Rates of Coronavirus infections are rising fast across the country, and Surrey is no exception.
“We’re at a crucial point and now is the time to do everything you can to limit the spread of the virus. That's why we've been working closely with the university to improve access to testing at Royal Holloway over the coming weeks and months.
“I can’t say it enough – keep washing your hands, wear face coverings when required, and don’t get together in groups of more than 6. Social distancing is one of the best ways to limit the spread of the virus.
“It has been a really tough year for all of us, and I know people are starting to feel ‘Covid fatigue’. But things are changing quickly and we need to get our infection rates back down.
“If we all follow the guidelines we still have the chance to get the situation under control and avoid any further restrictions."
For further information on the steps that Royal Holloway has taken to prepare a Covid-secure campus and for updates on coronavirus please visit the website.
The university is also encouraging everyone to download the NHS Covid-19 app, it’s the simplest way to protect those we love.
Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1520427663
Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.nhs.covid19.production