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 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 do have coronavirus symptoms book an NHS 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.
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.
You will need to bring:
You will not be admitted without this proof.
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.
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.
The testing centres are at:
Opening hours: 9am to 7pm, Monday to Sunday
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 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.
If you have any queries please email us on ASTHQ@kent.gov.uk