Book a Covid-19 test if you don't have symptoms

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How to book to a test

Please use our online form to book an appointment. Click on the red “Start now” button below to take you to the booking page. Once there, please select a testing site, date and time, add your contact details and remember to complete any signed consent forms for 12-18 year olds to bring with you on the day.

You will need to book separately for each family member or person in your household.

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.

Due to social distancing 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. 

Tests are not available for children under 12 years old.

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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 bring the completed consent form(s) 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.

Covid-19 test consent form for 16-18 year olds (pdf 147KB)

Covid-19 test consent form for parents and guardians of children 12-15 years old (pdf 149KB)

What happens on the day of your test

Watch our video to see how easy it is to get a rapid Covid-19 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.

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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. Coronavirus: how to self-swab.

When you have finished, you will need to place this swab into a test tube that a member of staff gives to you.


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.