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Covid-19 cases are very high and are on the rise across every area of Waltham Forest. 

We are now a national lockdown, and you must not leave home apart from essential reasons.

We are increasing the testing capacity in Waltham Forest to make it easier for residents to get tested. Mobile Testing Units have been set up at various locations and we have recently introduced three new community testing sites at Chingford Assembly Hall, One Hoe Street, and the Jubilee Centre. These sites are part of the community testing programme and offer a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) which allows people who have no symptoms to know if they may be infected. It's a rapid test, and you can get a result on the same day.

All of our other sites listed below offer a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. It takes some time to get the results because they are usually processed in a laboratory. Many people get their result the next day, but it may take up to 3 days. It is important that you get a PCR test if you have symptoms.

Mobile Test Sites offering Polymerase Chain Reaction Tests for residents with symptoms:

Stanley Road car park, Leyton E10 7EQ:

  • Open every day between 7am to 9pm

Linford Road car park, Walthamstow E17 3LS:

  • Open every day in January 7am to 9pm

Church Lane car park, Leytonstone E11 1HG:

Please note: this site is walk-in only.

  • Open every day from 8am to 8pm

The Score Card car park, at 100 Oliver Rd, Leyton:

  • Monday 25 January: 9am to 3pm
  • Thursday 28 January: 9am to 3pm
  • Saturday 30 January: 9am to 3pm

Community Test Sites, offering Lateral Flow Tests for residents without symptoms:

Aldriche Way Community Room, below 118-132 Aldriche Way E4 9LZ

  • Open every day in January 10am to 7pm

Chingford Assembly Hall, Station Road, E4 7EN 

  • Open every day in January 10am to 7pm

One Hoe Street, Walthamstow E17 4SD

  • Open every day in January 10am to 7pm

Jubilee Centre, Cathall Rd, Leytonstone, E11 4LA

  • Open every day in January 10am to 7pm
  • Entrance via the car park
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I think I may have Covid-19 and I’m showing the symptoms for the virus. Should I come to a mobile testing centre? 

No. If you think you do have Covid-19 you should protect others by booking a test online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or calling 119. 

I’m feeling slightly unwell but my symptoms are not those associated with Covid-19. Should I get tested just in case? 

Yes, there is a chance it could by Covid-19 and by getting tested you will be able to protect your loved ones. 

Do I have to book a test at the mobile testing centre? 

No, you can just turn up at one of the locations listed above. 

Do I have to get a test?  

No, the tests are not mandatory. However, by getting tested you will be able to help protect your family and friends if you are found to have the virus. You’ll also be helping to stop the spread of the virus in the borough and protecting the health of everyone. 

How will I find out my results?  

You will receive an e-mail and/or a text message with your test results from NHS Test and Trace. Only you will receive the results.  

What happens if I test positive?  

If you receive a positive test result from NHS Test and Trace you should begin self-isolating.  The government has now reduced the time you have to isolate from 14 days to 10 days.  

What should I bring with me?  

Please bring some identification, a face covering (unless you are exempt) and a wifi enabled electronic device to register your test with the NHS Test and Trace website. You may also wish to bring a bottle of water for after the test.  

Can I get financial help if I test positive? 

Find more information on finical support through Test and Trace Self Isolation Support Payments