Table 4


(I)am severely immunocompromised so worried about all contact. Knowing the majority are being tested regularly has eased these concerns.
I don't think it makes a significant difference to my risk of catching Covid on campus, but it reduces the risk that I might unknowingly pass on Covid.
It’s good that my colleagues and I have access to a free and accurate testing service, so I am confident that I am not unwittingly spreading COVID.
Most of my direct colleagues are using TestEd as well. Reassuring when working in the same room.
Knowing that colleagues were also participating in the programme provided a certain level of reassurance, along with my own results of course.
Because as the staffing levels have increased, I see an increasing amount of provided samples in the collection trays so I am confident people are getting regularly tested.
It’s unclear to me how many staff and students are taking part and how regular(ly) they are testing, so it doesn't necessarily make me feel more reassured about catching COVID-19 while at work.
On one hand it is definitely a positive, but on the other I often see how few samples have been submitted when I go to drop off my own. It doesn't seem like as many people have taken advantage of the availability of the system as could have.
There seems to be very little take up on it – maybe only 15–20 samples when I go so (I am) concerned a lot of people, especially students, aren’t doing it. I’m aware of outbreaks on campus but we’re not officially informed of that – I think we should be.
If everyone on campus was required to enrol in TestEd to work/study on campus, I would feel safer. Voluntary enrolment is not good enough to ensure safety.’
‘I'd feel more assured if it was compulsory for all who use campus. Some of my students think they are immune and are less risk-averse as a result.