Visit a community testing site

Information about visiting community testing sites for those without COVID-19 symptoms.

If you haven’t done a rapid COVID-19 test before, it’s recommend that you visit a testing centre first to get used to how they work.

Do not attend a test centre if you are displaying any of the following symptoms or are currently self isolating:

  • High temperature;
  • New continuous cough; and / or
  • Loss or change to sense of smell or taste.

If you have symptoms, self isolate and book a test for those with symptoms through the national testing portal.

Book a test

You must book an appointment to take a test on site. No booking is required to collect a home testing kit from the Community Collect point.

Book a test 

The testing being offered uses LFDs – these tests help to identify COVID-19 in people aged 12 or over who have no symptoms.

The test, which should be taken twice a week, only takes a few minutes and results are known within 30 mins, which means anyone who does have the virus, can take action quickly to help protect others.

Remember, a negative result does not necessarily mean you do not have the virus or that you won’t go on to catch COVID-19. The test tends to detect COVID-19 in people when they are most infectious helping to stop the spread.

If you get a positive result from a rapid test taken at home or at a testing site you should self-isolate immediately and get a PCR test to confirm the result.

Page updated: 21/04/2021 Page updated by: GCC

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