Community testing: get a test if you have no symptoms

How to get a test if you have no Covid-19 symptoms, which tests are available in Uttlesford and where to get them from.


Lateral Flow Device testing (LFT)

Residents in Uttlesford who do not have Covid-19 symptoms are being encouraged to seek a rapid coronavirus test.

As part of the community testing programme, Essex County Council has opened a rapid testing site using lateral flow tests (LFT) in Saffron Walden. It is one of 13 rapid testing sites in Essex.

A LFT allows people who have no symptoms to find out if they are infected, but not know it yet.

It's a rapid test, and you can get a result within 20-30 minutes.

Who can get tested?

If you don't have symptoms and you live or work in Essex you can get a test.

Get a test

You can get a LFT in one of two ways.

Book an assisted test

An assisted test is where the you can take the test yourself under the supervision of a trained operator. The operator processes the test, reads and reports the result.

If you live or work in Essex, you can get an assisted test by:

  • bookling online
  • telephone
  • email
  • going to a test centre (walk-in appointments are now available)

Book online:

Use the Essex County Council online booking form


Call 0333 772 6144 to arrange an appointment.

Lines are open from 8am to 8pm, every day including Saturday and Sunday.


Email and a member of staff will contact you to arrange an appointment.


There is one test site in Uttlesford: 

Saffron Walden ECL, 39 Audley Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 3HD

Collect or order a home test

A home (self-reported) test is where you take the test by yourself and read and report your own result. You can:


Additional information

Booking a rapid Covid test in Uttlesford on

Community testing explained on GOV.UK

Coronavirus Test and Trace Support Payments