Coronavirus testing if you have symptoms

Monday 18 January 2021

 

If you have Coronavirus symptoms you can book a free test online or by calling 119.  You must follow PHE guidance and remain self-isolating and when attending a mobile testing centre you do so by using your own car

There are two drive-in mobile testing centres.  One is based at Kensington Olympia, in the Motorail Car Park, Tuesday 19 and Friday 22 January from 10.30am to 3.30pm.  Further testing will be available on Monday 25, Thursday 28 and Sunday 31 January

The second mobile testing centre is at the South Ground, Royal Hospital, Chelsea Embankment SW3 4LW on Wednesday 20 and Saturday 23 January from 10.30am to 3.30pm.  Further testing will be available on Tuesday 26 and Friday 29 January.

A semi-permanent site is also based at 2-4 Malton Road, W10 5UP which is open seven days a week, from 8am to 8pmThis is a walk-in centre.

Any individual wanting to be tested must have registered online before attending.

Only get a test at these sites if you have Coronavirus symptoms or have been asked to get tested. We all need to play our part to protect the NHS Test and Trace service for those who really need it.

If you have any Coronavirus symptoms you must isolate immediately for 10 days, don’t wait for a test or a test result before doing so.

If you are identified as a contact of a positive case, you must isolate for 10 days, even if for some reason you got a negative test during that period.

The most important thing we can all do to prevent the spread of the virus is to remember the basics:

• Wash your hands more often than usual for 20 seconds, especially as soon as you get home
• If you can, cover your mouth and nose when in places where it’s hard to stay away from other people you do not normally meet
• Keep your distance - try to stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from anyone you do not live with (or anyone not in your support bubble)

If you don’t have Coronavirus symptoms but want to get tested to ensure you slow the spread, we have two test centres open.