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, free coronavirus tests can be booked for everyone in H&F aged 12 and older.
If you are aware of anyone seeking a test without online access or do not have an email address, please call our CAN helpline on 0800 145 6095 for assistance with booking.
Covid-19 tests for businesses
If you’re not experiencing symptoms, you can get a free rapid Lateral Flow Test (LFT) at the sites listed below.
Test results are usually received within two hours, however sometimes it can take up to 24 hours for results to be received. If you do not receive your results within 24 hours you can call the CAN team.
You can book a test at some of our test centres, or you can walk in.
Our test centres are only available for adults and children aged 12 upwards. Please wear a mask or face covering when you arrive.
If you test positive for coronavirus, you must follow government guidelines, stay at home and self isolate.
You are welcome to book repeat tests provided these are 3 to 5 days apart and you have not had a positive result.
Book a test or walk-in at these testing units
- H&F Council
145 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9JT
Weekdays - 9am to 6pm
Weekends - 9.30am to 5.30pm
H&F Council at 145 King Street on Google Maps
Parking zone A
- Westfield Shopping Centre
Unit 2122, Westfield London Shopping Centre, Shepherds Bush, W12 7GF
Nearest entrances to Westfield are on Wood Lane
Weekdays and Saturday - 10am to 6pm
Sunday - 12 noon to 5pm
Westfield testing unit on Google Maps
- Hurlingham Pavillion
Hurlingham Park, Hurlingham Road, Fulham, SW6 3RH
Weekdays - 10am to 6pm
Hurlingham Park Pavillion on Google Maps
Sands End Arts and Community Centre and Shepherds Bush Library test centres have now closed.
Walk-in testing unit - no need to book
- Holy Innocents Church
Paddenswick Road, Hammersmith, W6 0UB
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - 9.30am to 6pm
Holy Innocents Church on Google Maps
Parking zone L
Our Lady of Fatima Church testing unit has now closed.
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.
Collect a home test kit from your local pharmacy
Residents can now collect home test kits 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 and want to get tested, you need to book for a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test at an NHS testing centre in H&F. 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:
- Olympia, Motorail car park 4, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX
Open from 9am to 3pm on:
Thu 13 May
Sun 16 May
Wed 19 May
Sat 22 May
Tue 25 May
Fri 28 May
Mon 31 May
Olympia London Motorail carpark on Google Maps
- Bridget Joyce Square, Australia Road, White City,
Open from 9am to 2.30pm
Thu 13, 20, 26 May
Brigit Joyce Square on Google Maps
Parking zones J or O
Phoenix Leisure Centre and Fulham Pools testing units have now closed.
Or 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.
Visit NHS: Coronavirus (Covid-19) for more information about testing.
- 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.
On 1 February 2021 the government announced that additional testing would be made available in several locations, none currently in H&F, where the Covid variant first identified in South Africa had been found. This variant is one which spreads more rapidly, but does not at present result in a more severe or different disease.
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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