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.
You take a symptom-free test you must:
Do not book a symptom-free LFT test if you are self-isolating or have any of the following symptoms:
Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
If you have coronavirus symptoms book an NHS PCR test.
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.
You will need to bring:
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.
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.
The testing centres are at:
If you're driving, please park considerately, especially in residential areas.
You must book a separate appointment for each member of your household that needs a test.
To book a LFT test you must:
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.
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