Book a symptom-free COVID-19 test

Getting a test will help provide a more accurate picture of cases in Kent and will help reduce the spread of the virus locally.

Key workers and residents living in areas that have a high number of cases, without coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, can use this form to book a test. 

Who can get a symptom-free test

You take a symptom-free test you must:

  • live or work in Kent
  • be 5 years old or over
  • have no COVID-19 symptoms (and not be self-isolating)
  • not have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days.

Coronavirus symptoms 

Do not book a test if you are self-isolating or have any of the following symptoms: 

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • loss or change of smell or taste.

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.  

View more coronavirus symptoms.

If you do have coronavirus symptoms book an NHS test.

Your test appointment

If you develop coronavirus symptoms, do not attend your test appointment. Use the link in your confirmation email or text to cancel your appointment.

Do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your appointment.

You must check in when you arrive at the test centre. Our staff will explain how to do this.

You must wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

Follow social distancing guidance.

What you’ll need to bring with you

You will need to bring:

  • your mobile phone
  • your booking confirmation
  • We would advise you to bring some form of identification with you as you may be asked to provide it should there be an issue with the booking.

You will not be admitted without this proof.

What the test involves

The test involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat (tonsil), using a long cotton bud.

You will do the swab yourself in a booth. The booths will be cleaned after each use.

After your test

You should get your result normally within 2 hours, (but please allow 8 hours) of completing the test, through the contact details you supply. You should not stay at the testing centre.

If you test negative, you can take a test twice weekly. You must book your next test using this form.  

If you test positive, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days. You must take a home test to confirm the result. Other people in your household should isolate for 14 days.

Test centre locations

The testing centres are at:

  • Ashford - Unit 1 Eurogate Business Park, Thomson Rd, Ashford TN24 8XW - (Site Code: UEBP)
  • Canterbury - Sidney Cooper Gallery, 22-23 St Peter's St, Canterbury CT1 2BQ - (Site Code: SCGO) 
  • Dartford - Swanscombe Leisure Centre Craylands Lane, DA10 0LP - (Site Code: SLCB)
  • Dover - The Guildhall, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9AH - (Site Code: TOSO)*
  • Folkestone and Hythe - Hawkinge Community Centre, Heron Forstal Avenue, Hawkinge, Folkestone CT18 7FP - (Site Code: HCCW)
  • Gravesham -  Milton Haig, Haig Gardens Gravesend Kent; Postcode DA12 1NE - (Site Code: CBKX) -
  • Maidstone - Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone ME14 1XQ - (Site Code: GSHR)
  • Sevenoaks - Bat and Ball Centre, Cramptons Road, Sevenoaks TN14 5DN - (Site Code: BABC)
  • Swale - Sheerness East Working Mens’ Club and Institute, 47 Queenborough Road, Halfway, Sheerness, Kent , ME12 3BZ - (Site Code: SWMC) *
  • Thanet - The Centre, Birchington, Alpha Rd, Birchington CT7 9EG - (Site Code: TCBZ)
  • Tonbridge and Malling - The Dray, The Hop Farm, Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, Beltring, Tonbridge TN12 6QF - (Site Code: TDTH)
  • Tunbridge Wells - The Camden Centre,  1, Market Square, Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2SW  - (Site Code: AHTI)

*Sites closing on the 25 June.

If you're driving, please park considerately, especially in residential areas.

Opening Hours

1 June onwards

  • Monday: closed    
  • Tuesday: 9am to 2pm    
  • Wednesday: 2pm to 7pm    
  • Thursday: 9am to 2pm    
  • Friday: 9am to 7pm    
  • Saturday: closed**    
  • Sunday: 9am to 7pm**

** The testing site at Sheerness Working Men’s Club will be open from 9am to 7pm on Saturday and closed on Sunday.

Before you book

You must book a separate appointment for each member of your household that needs a test.

To book a test you must:  

  • confirm you're eligible
  • confirm you do not have coronavirus symptoms
  • provide your name, date of birth, postcode and contact details.

For more information about how we'll use and process your data read our privacy notice.

Please note that whilst you will be notified of your result by text/email (to the details you provide when registering on the GOV.UK website just before your test).

We are unable to provide a certificate to enable you to travel.

If you have any queries please email us on ASTHQ@kent.gov.uk




Symptom free confirmation Tick the box to confirm you do not have coronavirus symptoms:
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