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.
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.
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
- going to a test centre (walk-in appointments are now available)
Call 0333 772 6144 to arrange an appointment.
Lines are open from 8am to 8pm, every day including Saturday and Sunday.
Email email@example.com and a member of staff will contact you to arrange an appointment.
There is one test site in Uttlesford:
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:
- pick up self test kits from one of 22 libraries across Essex, including Saffron Walden and Dunmow
- order self test kits from GOV.UK to be sent to your home
► Booking a rapid Covid test in Uttlesford on Essex.gov.uk
► Community testing explained on GOV.UK