Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Where to get a 'no symptom' test in Warwickshire

There is now the opportunity to take a test at a local testing site, or to complete a home test and upload your own result.

Everyone is encouraged to test twice-weekly, 3-4 days apart.

Tests are free.

If you test positive you will be asked to book a PCR test site to confirm the result. Book a PCR test by ringing 119 or going to NHS Test and Trace.

If you prefer to test at a site, you do not need to book. We are currently open from 8.20am to 7.40pm Monday to Friday, and 10.20am to 3.40pm on Saturday and Sunday. We are closed on bank holidays.

Test site locations

North Warwickshire

Water Orton Community Hall, Water Orton, North Warwickshire, B46 1TL 

  • Kits for home testing can be collected here. We may run out from time to time if demand is high.
  • Located next to the Methodist Church on the B4117 Birmingham Road, Water Orton. If you drive to the site, please park in an allocated bay
  • Local car parking is available and will be signposted from the site
  • If you park on the street, please ensure you park safely and are respectful of residents. Do not park on double yellow lines or in such a way to obstruct emergency vehicles
  • You may wish to walk or cycle to the site
  • We advise against public transport if possible, in case you later test positive

Nuneaton and Bedworth District

Bedworth

The Saunders Club, Bedworth, CV12 8RJ

  • Kits for home testing can be collected here. We may run out from time to time if demand is high.
  • Located on Saunders Avenue in Bedworth
  • Local car parking is available and will be signposted
  • If you park on the street, please ensure that you park safely and are respectful of residents. Do not park on double yellow lines or in such a way to obstruct emergency vehicles
  • You may wish to walk or cycle to the site
  • We advise against public transport if possible, in case you later test positive

Nuneaton

United Reform Church, Nuneaton, CV11 5QH

  • Kits for home testing can be collected here. We may run out from time to time if demand is high.
  • Located at the United Reform Church 2 Chapel Street, Nuneaton
  • Car parking is available in the local area. There is no parking on site
  • If you park on the street, please ensure that you park safely and are respectful of residents. Do not park on double yellow lines or in such a way to obstruct emergency vehicles
  • You may wish to walk or cycle to the site
  • We advise against public transport if possible, in case you later test positive

Rugby Borough

Indian Centre, Edward Street, Rugby, CV21 2EZ

  • Kits for home testing can be collected here. We may run out from time to time if demand is high.
  • Car parking is available onsite
  • If you park on the street, please ensure that you park safely and are respectful of residents. Do not park on double yellow lines or in such a way to obstruct emergency vehicles
  • You may wish to walk or cycle to the site
  • We advise against public transport if possible, in case you later test positive

Stratford-on-Avon District

Rear of The Other Place Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, 22 Southern Ln, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BH

  • Kits for home testing can be collected here. We may run out from time to time if demand is high.
  • Pay and display car parking is available in Church Street Car Park, Church Street, Stratford CV37 6HB. There is a walkway to the test centre at the rear of the car park
  • A small amount of Blue Badge parking is available on site
  • If you park on the street, please ensure that you park safely and are respectful of residents. Do not park on double yellow lines or in such a way to obstruct emergency vehicles
  • You may wish to walk or cycle to the site
  • We advise against public transport if possible, in case you later test positive

Warwick District

Adult and Community Learning Site, Pound Lane, Lillington, Leamington, CV32 7RT

  • Kits for home testing can be collected here. We may run out from time to time if demand is high.
  • Car parking is available on site
  • If you park on the street, please ensure that you park safely and are respectful of residents. Do not park on double yellow lines or in such a way to obstruct emergency vehicles
  • You may wish to walk or cycle to the site
  • We advise against public transport if possible, in case you later test positive

What to bring to the test site

  • Arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before your appointed slot.
  • Please bring a mobile phone number with you to the test site as test results will be sent via text. Without one, you will not be able to take your test. It can belong to a friend or family member if you don’t own one.
  • Please bring hand sanitiser with you and wear a face covering (unless exempt).
  • Results should be available within an hour and will be sent as an SMS text and/or email. If you do not have the means to receive this message, you will need to identify someone to receive the results on your behalf and inform you of the result. You will need to bring their email address or mobile phone number to the test centre. At present, NHS Test and Trace cannot inform you of the result without this.
  • Do not attend if you have COVID-19 symptoms or are self-isolating for another reason. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please book an NHS swab test online or by ringing 119.

At the test site

  • Please enter the outer test site and, if you need to queue, please observe the 2-metre social distancing.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times unless exempt.
  • The test site operates a one-way system to manage the flow of people. Please use hand sanitisers on entry and exit of the test site. There is ongoing cleaning of the site between each use.
  • One of our ‘meet and greet’ team will check your booking and direct you to the registration desk.
  • Upon entering the inner site, you will receive a test card (with QR code) and three barcodes. Assistance will be offered with the registration process if required.
  • View a clip of what you need to do to perform the test on site (3 mins 30 secs).
  • You will be directed to an available booth where you will self-swab. Please note the test is a self-administered nose and throat swab test. If you cannot administer the test yourself, please bring along someone to help you. For children, parents/carers will administer the test.
  • The Sample Supervisor Operative will be able to provide guidance and will take the sample for analysis.

After the test

What we do

  • Our technician waits 20 to 30 minutes, reads the result on the lateral flow device and marks it.
  • The device barcode is scanned with the mobile app and the results are entered.

Notification of result will be shared with Public Health England, NHS Test and Trace, and Warwickshire County Council.

What you do

  • Once the test is complete, you will then be able to leave, and your results will be sent to you via text via the NHS test service.
  • You receive results via SMS text from the NHS test service within one or two hours and follow the advice provided.

After you receive the test result

Positive result

  • As soon as possible, book a PCR test by ringing 119 or going to NHS Test and Trace. You need to do this within 48 hours of your positive lateral flow test.
  • Return straight home (not using public transport) and isolate with your household members until you have the results of your PCR test. If your PCR test is negative you do not need to continue to self-isolate.
  • If your PCR test result is positive, you will need to isolate for 10 days (and until well and fever-free for 48 hours). Your household will also need to isolate for 10 days.
  • Your close contacts will need to isolate for 10 days.

Negative result

  • If you test negative you do not need to isolate, but you must continue to follow guidance to protect others.
  • You will need to continue to follow the guidelines of hands, face, space and keep contacts to a minimum.
  • Ensure that you get tested once or twice a week at one of our six test centres.
  • Please continue to be vigilant and follow national guidelines. if you develop any of the COVID-19 symptoms, ensure you book a test online via the NHS or by ringing 119.

Void result

  • Please book to come for another lateral flow test.

Test results not received

All test results are managed by the national NHS Test and Trace Service. If you do not receive your test results within 12 hours, then you will need to rebook a new test.

For more information, please see the official NHS guidance