Book a test if you don’t have symptoms
|Please be aware it will be match day on Sunday 18 April. Priority for testing will be given to spectators on both Saturday 17 April and Sunday 18 April, at the Civic Centre and the Willesden Green Library.|
You can now get tested for coronavirus even if you don’t have any symptoms.
Free rapid lateral flow tests (LFTs) are now available for everyone in Brent aged 12 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.
If you can't work from home or if you live with any nursery, primary, secondary or college age children and young people, including childcare and support bubbles, you should get tested twice weekly.
You can also walk-in without booking an appointment however this will be subject to availability on the day.
Where can I get a symptom-free coronavirus test?
Symptom-free tests are available at the following locations seven days a week from 9am-6pm:
- Brent Civic Centre - Engineers Way, Wembley Park, Wembley, HA9 0FJ
- Ealing Road Library - Coronet Parade, Ealing Road, Wembley, HA0 4BA
- Harlesden Library - Craven Park Road, Harlesden, NW10 8SE
- Kingsbury Library - 522-524 Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury, NW9 9HE
- The Library at Willesden Green - 95 High Rd, Willesden, London, NW10 2SF
For those in the south of the borough, you may find it easier to visit Westminster's symptom-free testing site at:
- Moberly Sports Centre, 25 Chamberlayne Rd, Ladbroke Grove, Kensal Green, London NW10 3NB. The site is open Monday and Thursday from 8am-4pm and the rest of the week from 10am-4pm. You do not need to book in order to get a free test and you do not have to be a Westminster resident.
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.
WATCH: Dr Melanie Smith, Brent Council’s Director of Public Health, explains why it’s important to get tested:
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Return to school testing
Twice-weekly testing using rapid lateral flow tests has been extended to anyone living with nursery, primary, secondary and college age children and young people, including childcare and support bubbles, to help find more Covid-19 cases and break chains of transmission.
If this applies to you, there are a number of ways you can get a test:
Get a test through your employer
Your workplace may offer rapid lateral flow testing to you. Speak to your employer to find out more.
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).
Collect test kits
You can collect 2 packs of home test kits at a local collection point. Each pack contains 7 tests. Anyone 18 or over can collect. Most collection points are open from 1.30pm to 7pm. 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. Find your nearest home test kit collection point.
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.
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 tell the school and:
- Self-isolate immediately
- Get a PCR test to confirm the result. To book a PCR test, call Brent Council on 020 8937 4440. You can also book a test through the NHS COVID-19 app, online or by calling 119
- Follow the stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
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
In the next major push for workplace testing, all employers with over 10 workers will now be able to 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 will be 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 (tests for people without symptoms) and provides results in less than 40 minutes. The quick discovery of cases from people not showing symptoms means those who test positive can self-isolate immediately and, in doing so, break chains of transmission and suppress the virus.
Businesses are encouraged to register before 12 April in order to access free tests until the end of June, even if they're not yet open or are not able to start using the tests straight away.