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April 21, 2021

Massive Testing Operation

A mass-testing operation is taking place at Nova SBE, in partnership with NOVA University Lisbon and Cruz Vermelha, which will include the Nova SBE community (students, staff, and faculty). This is a very important step to ensure a safe environment for all at our campus. The first stage of the operation will occur from April 20 to 29.

This is a free and voluntary process, and selection for this stage was random.

We urge everyone who has been selected to participate. If you have not been selected but would like to be tested this early on, you can do so if there are slots available. Just follow the steps below.


How to proceed?

  • Register here. Please enter your personal information so that your test results can be communicated to the health authorities according to the standard procedure (if you are not Portuguese, some of the fields may not be applicable, like "RNU" - please enter an "X" if that's the case)
  • Choose the time slot in which you wish to be tested
  • After concluding your registration, you will receive a confirmation email. Have it with you once you get to the testing facilities
  • On the day, please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled time slot.
  • If, for whatever reason, you need to reschedule your test, please do it directly on the platform where you signed up
  • Do not show up for testing without booking a slot
  • Tests will take place in room D008


How is the testing process being managed?

  • The tests will be conducted by team of nurses from Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa (Portuguese Red Cross) and technicians from ITQB (Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier, part of NOVA University Lisbon)
  • The tests are rapid antigen tests with nasopharyngeal swab collecting. Results will be sent on the same day
  • If someone tests positive, information about results will be communicated immediately
  • All in all, the entire testing process should take about 5 minutes per person
  • The testing procedure is free of charge
  • If you have symptoms compatible with COVID-19, you should not come to campus or be tested as part of this operation. Instead, you should contact the SNS24 Hotline (+808 24 24 24)