COVID-19 rapid testing (if you don’t have symptoms)

If you can’t work from home or you’re a key worker you can now book a rapid COVID-19 test if you don’t have symptoms.

 

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Book a free COVID-19 test if you don’t have symptoms 

If you don’t have symptoms of COVID-19, you can book a free rapid lateral flow test. Results are usually available in less than one hour.  You can book regular tests, three or four days apart, for greater reliability.

You can get a lateral flow test if you’re aged 16 and over.  

Where is the testing site 

The following testing centre is open in Southwark, seven days a week from 9am to 7pm. More sites will open soon.

  • Damilola Taylor Centre, 1e Surrey Grove, Peckham SE15 6DR 

Who can get a test

We are currently encouraging key workers and those who can’t work from home to get a lateral flow test. This includes school staff, supermarket staff, transport workers, security guards, cleaners, construction workers and many other roles.

When to not book a test 

  • do not book a lateral flow test if you have COVID-19 symptoms. Instead book a free NHS test on the government website
  • do not book a lateral flow test if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Instead you must stay at home and self-isolate

Book a rapid lateral flow test now 

When you book a lateral flow test we will ask you for: 

  • name 
  • postcode 
  • date of birth 
  • email address 
  • phone number 
  • ethnicity, gender and reason for test (optional questions) 

Your details will be passed to NHS Test and Trace if your test is positive.

Book a free rapid lateral flow test

What to bring to your appointment 

  • your booking confirmation 
  • your smartphone (if you have one) 
  • a face covering 

At your appointment, before doing your test, you will be asked to register.

If you develop symptoms after booking a lateral flow test 

You should only go to a lateral flow testing site if you don’t have symptoms. If you develop symptoms you should self-isolate and book an NHS PCR test instead. 

Book a free rapid lateral flow test

 

Page last updated: 22 January 2021

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