Community and rapid testing for coronavirus

Testing for people who don't have coronavirus symptoms. By doing a free, regular test, you can help stop the spread of the virus.

About community testing

Around one in three people, who have coronavirus, don't have any symptoms, but can still pass the virus on to others.

Community testing helps to identify positive cases more quickly, and in doing so, to break the chains of transmission and reduce the spread of the virus in Aldershot and Farnborough.

Free rapid testing for everyone

Everyone can now get a free rapid coronavirus test twice a week.

You can either get a supervised test at our local community testing centre or you can get a kit to test yourself at home.

Our local community testing centre

Our local community testing centre is at Farnborough Leisure Centre, Westmead, Farnborough.

Opening times

  • Monday to Friday - 7am to 7pm
  • Saturdays - 9am to 5pm

Getting a home testing kit

You can collect two free packs of seven tests from the community testing centre at Farnborough Leisure Centre during its normal opening hours.

You can also collect kits from:

You can also order a test kit to be sent to your home on the government's website.

You should aim to test yourself twice a week and to record your results. You will find step-by-step instructions on how to test yourself as part of the kit.

Supervised testing at our local community testing centre

If you prefer, you can get a supervised test at our local community testing centre.

You can park for free in the leisure centre car park while you have a test.

Getting a test

To get a test, you must be aged 16 years and over and not showing any symptoms of coronavirus.

You can drop in for a test without an appointment or if you want a set time, you can book online:

Book a test at Farnborough Leisure Centre This link opens in a new browser window

You can also book a test at one of the Other testing sites run by Hampshire County Council.

On arrival, you will need to register, so please bring your mobile phone and reading glasses, if you need them.

About the test

The test used is a rapid lateral flow test. This involves taking a swab from your nose and throat and you will get the results in about an hour. You will receive a text message confirming your results and what to do next.

If you have coronavirus symptoms

You should not book for community testing if you have any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste) or have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.

Instead, you should book a coronavirus test on the government's website. 

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