COVID-19 rapid tests
Get a rapid result test to make sure you're not spreading the virus without realising. One in three people who have coronavirus have no symptoms.
Who can get a rapid test?
A rapid test is available to anyone who is not displaying symptoms of coronavirus. The main symptoms are a high temperature, a new and persistent cough, and a change to your sense of taste or smell.
Where can I go for a test?
The centres below offer rapid tests: you don’t need to book an appointment and you get the result within an hour.
- Adult Education College
- Coleman Neighbourhood Centre
- Eyres Monsell Community Centre
- Fosse Neighbourhood Centre
- Hamilton Library
- Tudor Centre
Open 8am-7pm from Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Can I get tests to do at home?
Yes, you can collect tests from any of the city's six rapid test centres (listed above), anytime during opening hours.
You can also collect tests from the following test sites between 2.30pm and 8pm daily: Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, Highfields Centre, Jubilee Square, Overton Road Ballpark and Victoria Park. You are advised to check that these are open first to avoid a wasted journey.
You can also order tests online or collect from some local pharmacies. Find your nearest collection point. For all home testing you will need to create an NHS account to upload your results.
What if I test positive?
You'll also need to confirm the result by booking a full PCR test at a centre - use the link below.
What if I do have symptoms?
You must not use rapid tests if you have symptoms of COVID-19. Isolate at home immediately and book an appointment at one of our other centres using the link below: