Testing in Redbridge
For those with COVID-19 symptoms
UPDATE: The Government is ending free universal Lateral Flow and PCR Covid-19 testing from Friday 1 April. As a result, Redbridge Lateral Flow Test sites and PCR sites will be closed permanently from Thursday 31 March 2022.
Some free testing remains available to specific 'at risk' groups & those working in certain frontline care roles.
In England, you can order tests if:
- you have a health condition which means you're eligible for COVID-19 treatments (opens in new tab)
- your doctor or healthcare professional has told you to get a test because you're being admitted to hospital
- you've spoken to your GP or healthcare professional recently and they asked you to get a test
If any of the above apply to you you can order Lateral Flow tests here:
You can also order tests if:
- you work for the NHS in a patient-facing role, and you're taking part in the NHS staff testing programme
- you work for an NHS-commissioned independent healthcare provider in a patient-facing role looking after NHS patients
- you work for the NHS and you have one of the 3 main COVID-19 symptoms (opens in new tab) or you have recently tested positive and need to take a test to return to work
- you work in the adult social care sector as a personal assistant, a Shared Lives carer, a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspector or a social worker
If you are not eligible for free tests, test kits can be bought from retailers.
Here is further information from the Government.
Covid-19 vaccinations (https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/coronavirus-information-hub/covid-19-vaccinations/)
Vaccinations in Redbridge
Everyone over 5 years old is now eligible to book the COVID-19 vaccination appointment by:
- booking via the NHS website
- booking by calling 119
- visiting your local pharmacy
- visiting one of the local vaccination centres listed below