wadham students embrace travel tests

2nd december 2020

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more than 200 wadham students have signed up to take lateral flow tests for covid-19 prior to heading home for the christmas break.

  • Christmas travel test poster

in a wish to prevent infection of families and friends over the holiday, wadham students have been carrying out the nose and throat swabs in the knowledge that a positive result could mean a further test and ten days’ isolation before returning home. students with negative test results are encouraged to travel home within the travel window.

wadham graduate students were quick to volunteer as trainers to demonstrate the correct procedure for administering the tests.

graduate student son olszewski (jurisprudence, 2016) commented: “from researchers at the jenner institute to scouts and catering staff, everyone was doing their best to keep us safe. volunteering with testing was the least i could do! “

wadham college would like to thank hank wu, anya lindstrom battle, janette mcknight, aaron graham, jinxi li, stephane marbeau and son for giving up their time to work as trainers to help make this programme work.

after a term that has seen very few wadham students testing positive for covid-19, concerns that students might be a-symptomatic led oxford to embrace the lateral flow testing scheme.  since the beginning of term wadham college has had robust measures in place to prevent the spread of the virus among the wadham community.

what is a lateral flow test? prof miles young speaks to prof richard hobbs about oxford university's christmas covid-19 testing.

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