Book a test if you don’t have symptoms

Everyone should now get tested for coronavirus twice a week, even if you don’t have any symptoms.

Free rapid lateral flow tests (LFTs) are available for everyone in Brent aged 11 or over without symptoms of COVID-19. Results from these tests are available in less than 40 minutes. 

How do I book a symptom-free coronavirus test?

You can book a symptom-free coronavirus test via the link below. Remember to bring confirmation of your appointment with you when you arrive for your test.

>> Book a symptom-free coronavirus test (please note that this link will not work using the Internet Explorer browser)

It's recommended that you book two tests, two to four days apart, in order to ensure the results are completely reliable.

Everyone should get tested twice weekly.

You can also walk-in without booking an appointment however this will be subject to availability on the day.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19, you should book a PCR test instead. 

Where can I take a symptom-free Covid-19 test?

Symptom-free tests are available at the following locations from Monday to Friday:

  • Brent Civic Centre - Engineers Way, Wembley Park, Wembley, HA9 0FJ  - 8am-5pm
  • The Library at Willesden Green - 95 High Rd, Willesden, London, NW10 2SF - 9am-5pm

Please note that times for Brent Civic Centre may vary on bank holidays and events at Wembley stadium, and it is advisable to check beforehand. 

These are symptom-free testing sites, meaning that only those without symptoms should visit. If you go when you have symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you will be turned away.

>> View a map showing where each of the symptom-free testing sites are in Brent

WATCH: Dr Melanie Smith, Brent Council’s Director of Public Health, explains why it’s important to get tested:

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Other ways to get tested for Covid-19

Existing workplace testing programmes

All employers with over 10 workers can now offer their employees free, rapid and regular testing that can be taken at home where it is not possible to set up testing on-site, due to a lack of space or because companies operate across multiple sites.

Businesses across the country are eligible to order the home test kits online to distribute to their employees. These self-test kits will be picked up by staff from their employer with clear instructions about how to take the test. Staff will then complete the home test in the normal way, before reporting their results to the NHS using the provided gov.uk address.

The workplace testing programme uses lateral flow tests.

Find out more and sign up for workplace testing 

 

Community Collect Tests

You can collect two packs of home test kits at a local collection point. Each pack contains seven tests. Anyone 18 or over can collect. You can check online if the location is open or busy before you go. You do not need to make an appointment. Do not visit a collection point outside opening hours, as it may be used to test people with coronavirus symptoms outside these times. 

  • Brent Civic Centre - Engineers Way, Wembley Park, Wembley, HA9 0FJ  - 8am-5pm
  • The Library at Willesden Green - 95 High Rd, Willesden, London, NW10 2SF - 9am-5pm

Please note that times may vary on bank holidays and events at Wembley stadium, and it is advisable to check beforehand. 

Most collection points are open from 1.30pm to 7pm.

Find your nearest home test kit collection point 

 

At your local library

 

Participating local pharmacies where a box of seven tests can be collected to be used twice a week at home

Find participating pharmacies here 

 

Take a test at a rapid Lateral Flow Test site

You can take a rapid lateral flow test at a local rapid testing site. Testing at these sites is assisted, which means you will swab yourself under the supervision of a trained operator.

Book an appointment at a rapid testing site here (please don’t use Internet Explorer). 

 

Order home test kits online

If you cannot get tested at your workplace and cannot to go to a test site or collect test kits, you can order a home test kit online. Do not order online if you can get a test through other methods and this will free up home delivery capacity for those who need it most. 

Order rapid lateral flow home test kits online 

 

Collection from a nearby PCR test site during specific time windows

At testing sites in Wembley, Harlesden and Northwick Park:

  • 8am-1pm is allocated for PCR appointments 
  • 1pm-8pm is for LFT collections 

 

What twice-weekly testing involves

You will be asked to:

  • Take a test twice a week (every 3 or 4 days apart)
  • Report every result to NHS Test and Trace on the same day you take the test
  • Report your test result online or by calling 119

If anyone tests positive or gets coronavirus symptoms, they should:

A negative result means the test did not find signs of coronavirus. But this does not guarantee you do not have coronavirus, so you should keep following all coronavirus advice including:

  • Regular handwashing
  • Social distancing
  • Wear a face covering in busy spaces and where rules apply

Please register the results of your Covid-19 test whether it is positive or negative