We can all help stop the spread of Covid-19 by getting a test. This helps identify cases and stop the spread in the home and in the community.
One in three infected people show no symptoms. To keep peace of mind, get tested regularly
- Covid-19 tests for people WITH NO symptoms (Rapid LFT test)
- Covid-19 tests for people WITH symptoms (PCR tests)
If you’re not experiencing symptoms, you can get a free rapid Lateral Flow Test (LFT) at the site listed below.
Our test centres are only available for adults and children aged 12 upwards. Please wear a mask or face covering when you arrive.
You are welcome to come for repeat tests provided these are 3 to 5 days apart and you have not had a positive result.
Walk-in LFT testing sites
- H&F Council
145 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9JT
Weekdays - 8am to 4pm
H&F Council at 145 King Street on Google Maps
Parking zone A
Please call our CAN helpline on 0800 145 6095 if you need any advice about getting a test.
- Consent forms and what happens when you come for your LFT test
Consent forms for under 18s
16-18 year olds will need to read and sign a consent form before taking a test. Parents and guardians will need to give consent for children aged 12-15 to have a test.
Please print out a bring the completed consent forms with you to your appointment. If you can’t print out and complete the consent form(s) in advance, we will have a small number available at the test centre which you can complete when you attend your appointment.
What happens when you come for a test?
Please arrive 5 minutes before your allotted time and wear a face covering (unless exempt).
When you arrive you may need to wait in line. Please maintain social distancing and keep 2 metres apart from the people in front and behind you.
Before you enter you we will ask you to use hand sanitiser to clean your hands.
Next, you will need to check-in, show any completed consent form and register with the NHS for a test using your smartphone. If you do not have a smartphone, a device will be sanitised for you to use.
This is so you can be allocated a unique barcode that will anonymously link you to your test swab, and let you receive the result of your test and further guidance if it is positive.
Please bring your NHS number with you (if you have it) to help speed up the check in process.
Taking the test
Next, you will be given a test kit and shown to a booth. One of our staff will then guide you through the process of taking your own swab. This involves stroking a sterile swab against your tonsils and also partway up your nostril.
When you have finished, you will need to place this swab into a test tube that a member of staff gives to you.
Our testing staff will hand you the test but are unable to administer it for you. Therefore if you think you will need assistance doing this, please attend the test centre with another person who can do this for you. Watch this video for instructions on how to do the self-swab test.
When you have finished you must leave the test centre whilst your sample is processed. There is no waiting area available - if you have come with other people from your household, you will need to meet up with them away from the test centre.
Within the next 45 to 60 minutes, you will receive a text message or email with your results and any guidance about further action that may be required.
What to do if you don't receive your test results
If you don’t receive your test result within 24 hours, please call the H&F CAN team on 0800 145 6095. Have the barcode you were given at the test centre handy so they can look up your result. CAN is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday.
Collect a home test kit from your local library or pharmacy
Residents can now collect home test kits from our four main libraries including Shepherd’s Bush library, Askew Road library, Fulham library and Hammersmith library.
You can also collect a test from a choice of 38 pharmacies in the borough.
Each box contains seven tests so this will last about 3 weeks if testing twice a week. You can collect a maximum of 4 boxes per visit if the pharmacy has available stock.
Find where to get rapid lateral flow tests to find a pharmacy near you where you can collect a home test kit.
Please make sure to test yourself twice per week and report any positive results as per instructions that come with the test.
If you have symptoms it is important that you get a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test at an NHS testing centre in H&F.
You and your household should also self-isolate and only leave the house to go and get tested. When leaving the house to get tested, you should wear a face covering, and drive or walk to the site and must NOT use public transport or a taxi.
Once you have booked your test you can attend any test centre. For example, even if it says Brent, you can still get tested at the H&F testing site.
The 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.
Test sites offering PCR tests for people with symptoms:
- Normand Park Bowls Green, 84 Bramber Road, W14 9PG
Mon, Wed and Sat (starting from Monday 2 Aug)
Open from 9am to 3pm
Normand Park on Google Maps
- Olympia, Motorail car park 4, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX
Open from 9am to 3pm
Tues and Fri
Olympia London Motorail carpark on Google Maps
- Bridget Joyce Square, Australia Road, White City, W12 7PH
Open from 10am to 2.30pm
Bridget Joyce Square on Google Maps
Parking zones J or O
You can book a test through the NHS Covid-19 app or over the phone by calling 119. The phone booking service runs from 7am to 11pm.
Or order a test by visiting Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK or by calling 119
- You must book an appointment to attend these centres.
- Please wear a face mask and keep 2 metres distance from staff and other people who are being tested at all times while you are at the testing centre.
- You can attend the centres in your car or on foot at your appointed time.
- If you have symptoms, you must self-isolate until you attend your test.
The deadline for registering to order free rapid lateral flow tests for business employees was 12 April. If you've not registered you cannot order free tests. You can choose to:
- pay an approved provider to provide tests or run a test site for you
- ask your employees to get a free rapid lateral flow test at one of our H&F testing centres listed on this page, or get one to do at home or at a test site on NHS.UK.
Frequently asked questions
For more information, please see our Covid-19 testing frequently asked questions.
There is no off-street parking available at the testing centres. To find out about on-street parking at any of the centres please see our parking pay and display web page or click on the parking zone link show in the testing centre details above.
Targeted testing of asymptomatic frontline workers
We are testing asymptomatic frontline workers working in nursing homes, care settings and in GP practices in the borough. Find out more about the H&F testing operation.
Self-isolation support scheme
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