Book a symptom-free LFT 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 (LFT) 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  / PCR testing

Do not book a symptom-free LFT 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 have coronavirus symptoms book an NHS PCR 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.

Please 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 may not be admitted without this proof.
  • A face covering *

What the LFT test involves

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

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

After your LFT 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. After your test please leave 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 PCR 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)
  • Maidstone - Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone ME14 1XQ - (Site Code: GSHR)

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

Opening Hours

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

Booking a LFT test:

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

To book a LFT 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).

Travel

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

Please look at the Government website, and contact your travel provider for further assistance.


* Please note that whilst the law has changed on the 19 July 2021 to not require face coverings, we still request that for your own safety and that of our staff that you continue to wear face coverings when using the Covid testing site. 


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:
If you do have coronavirus symptoms book a free NHS test.