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Free community COVID testing

You don’t need symptoms to need a Covid test

Free, rapid lateral flow tests are now available for anyone aged 18 and over who isn’t showing signs of Covid-19, who needs to leave home to work or help others and who can’t access testing through other means.

You can book your tests at 25 participating pharmacies across Sussex or at dedicated testing sites at Moulsecoomb Leisure Centre or Hove Town Hall.

What do you call the disease caused by the novel coronavirus? Covid-19

To make an appointment go to www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/communitytesting or call 01243 642130.

Symptom-free testing helps to rapidly identify people who have the virus but have no symptoms who could be passing it on to others without knowing. Regular testing is a vital part of the government’s roadmap to easing restrictions.

If you have already been vaccinated you should still book a test as it’s possible to still carry the virus.

Testing is quick and easy

Testing takes around 10 minutes and booking in advance means there’s no waiting around. You carry out your own swab test which is processed by staff on site and you should get your result within 30 minutes.

It’s recommended that two tests a week are taken, three days apart.

If you test negative, this does not completely rule out infection so you must continue to follow the current guidelines, including hands, face, space.

If you receive a positive test, you must self-isolate immediately and you will be given advice by NHS Test and Trace.

If you need support while you are self-isolating, help is available from Brighton & hove City Council’s community hub.

Symptom-free testing is also available through workplaces, schools and collection sites. Find out more about symptom-free testing in Brighton & Hove.

Free rapid tests for regular workplace testing

Any businesses or organisations where there are employees who cannot work from home canapply for free workplace testing. You must register your interest by 31 March. 

Symptom-free testing helps to rapidly identify people who have the virus but have no symptoms who could be passing it on to others without knowing. Regular testing is a vital part of the government’s roadmap to easing restrictions. 

Find out more about other opportunities for symptom-free testing in Brighton & Hove.