Rapid testing for coronavirus

Rapid testing for people without symptoms.

Local testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) variant first found in India

Following a small number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) variant first found in India, additional community testing took place in Rushmoor, Hart and on the Surrey borders for two weeks in late May and early June.

This testing has now finished - thanks to everyone who took part. Public Health England will advise on the outcome of this testing programme in due course.


Rapid testing for coronavirus

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

Regular testing for symptom-free coronavirus helps to identify positive cases more quickly and in doing so, 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 kit to test you and your family at home, or get a supervised test.

These tests are known as lateral flow tests.

Where to get a test kit

You can collect a kit from:

  • Your local pharmacy. Anyone over the age of 18 can collect a kit and there's no need to book an appointment. You can find your nearest pharmacy on the NHS website
  • The local coronavirus testing site at Parsons Barracks car park in Ordnance Road, Aldershot. The site is normally open daily from 2.30pm to 8pm for collections, but we'd advise you to check the centre is open before you visit, as the times can change

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

If your employer has a workplace scheme, you can get tested or collect kits.

Supervised tests

You can get a supervised test at some local pharmacies.


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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