Everyone benefits from testing Click to get info
Peace of mind
Covid-19 may not make you feel sick at first, or you may not show any symptoms at all. You need to test regularly for Covid-19 to know for sure.
Taking care of you
Finding out early means you can quickly self-isolate, stop the virus from spreading, and get the care and help you need.
Keeping the economy going
Getting tested helps keep businesses open, economies running, all while keeping everyone safe and healthy.
Keeping everyone safe
Two tests a week is a really easy way to help protect your community and your loved ones, especially vulnerable family members.
Free Covid-19 tests Click to get info
If you don’t have Covid-19 symptoms, you need to get a rapid lateral flow test. You can take a test at a test centre or pick up free test kits at several Community Collect locations in the borough.
If you have Covid-19 symptoms – self-isolate immediately and get tested at a nearby PCR test site, or book a test online with NHS or by calling 119 (free from landlines and mobiles).
At Waltham Forest, our test centres are open every day from early morning until late in the evening and you don’t have to make an appointment.
Free test kits for residents without symptoms Click to get info
As 1 in 3 people with Covid-19 do not have any symptoms, getting tested is vital to help stop the spread.
With Community Collect, taking your regular Covid-19 test is quick and easy – simply pick up free rapid test kits from various community venues in the borough. Test in the comfort of your home and in our own time!