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University of Worcester COVID-19 FAQs

Returning to University?

If you are a new or returning student at the University of Worcester check out the latest COVID-19 guidance here On campus vaccination centre  (opens in a new window)

On this page you’ll find the latest information for students including details of the ‘Grab a Jab’ NHS vaccination centre, guidance on how to test regularly using a Rapid Lateral Flow Test and a handy frequently asked questions video guide for COVID-19.

The NHS is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children and young people

COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for eligible children and young people aged 16 to 17 (opens in a new window)

COVID-19 vaccination: A guide for children and young people (opens in a new window)

Some vaccination sites are available for young people aged 16 and 17.

Find your nearest walk-in vaccination site (opens a new window) 

If you’re under 16 and eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine (opens a new window), you cannot use these walk-in sites to get vaccinated. Please wait to be contacted by the NHS.

Dr Nighat Arif explains why 16 to17 year olds should get the COVID-19 vaccine

Having just one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine reduces the risk of:

Catching the virus by at least 50%, hospitalisation and long Covid! Dr Nighat Arif explains why 16 to17 year olds should get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Watch Dr Nighat Arif talk about the vaccine via Facebook

Find a walk in vaccination centre

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Long Covid

Young COVID-19 patients share their stories and their experiences of suffering debilitating Long Covid symptoms in this powerful video.

Watch young COVID-19 patients stories

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Still have questions about the vaccine?

Jonathan Van-Tam, England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer takes audience questions on the vaccine in special collaboration between the BBC News Channel and Radio 1 Newsbeat.

Watch 'Your questions answered' on BBC iPlayer

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Grab a jab

Walk in clinics are now open at:


The Artrix, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN
Monday to Saturday 8am - 7:30pm and Sunday 8am - 1:30pm
(AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccinations available)

Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW
Monday to Saturday 8am - 5pm and Saturday 8am - 1:30pm

St Peter’s Baptist Church, Worcester, WR5 3TZ
Monday to Saturday 8am - 7pm
(AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccinations available)

Available to anyone 18 years and over.

Pregnancy and the vaccine

New data shows most pregnant women hospitalised with COVID-19 have not had a jab. It is important to have both doses of your COVID-19 vaccine to protect you and your unborn baby.

If you are pregnant, thinking about having a baby, or breastfeeding, you can still have the Covid-19 vaccine.

GOV.UK Covid-19 vaccination pregnancy guide

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Keen to keep active and stay fit?

There’s loads to do across Worcestershire this summer to help your wellbeing.

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Don’t get caught out, follow these tips and keep life moving

  • get vaccinated
  • let fresh air in or meet outside
  • take an LFT twice a week
  • check-in with the app
  • wear a face covering in crowded public spaces
  • regularly wash your hands
  • cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • if you have mild COVID19 symptoms, take a PCR test and stay home

Find out more on the Coronavirus page Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Going out?

Remember there are lots of things you can do to protect yourself and those around you:

Wear a face covering, take a test and make sure you get both doses of the vaccine.

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Read the room

Not everyone will be comfortable with things going back to ‘normal’

When catching up with friends, Read the Room

  • Is everyone comfortable with the situation?
  • Are windows open?
  • Could you sit outside?

This could help put minds at ease and reduce the potential spread of Covid-19