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

Telephone:

Call 0333 772 6144 to arrange an appointment.

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

Email: 

Email booking.confirmation@nhs.net and a member of staff will contact you to arrange an appointment.

Walk-in:

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 Essex.gov.uk

Community testing explained on GOV.UK

Coronavirus Test and Trace Support Payments