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Rapid asymptomatic testing

We're offering Covid rapid lateral flow tests to all those in Leicestershire who don't have symptoms, have not tested positive within the last 90 days, and have not been in contact with a positive case in the last 10 days.

This type of testing can help identify people who are infected but do not have symptoms. This helps to prevent the spread of the virus. 


You're eligible to get a rapid asymptomatic test if you meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • You do NOT have symptoms of COVID-19, which can include:    

    • a high temperature

    • a new, continuous cough

    • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

  • You have NOT tested positive from any type of Covid-19 test, within the last 90 days

  • You have NOT been in close contact with a positive case in the last 10 days

  • You are aged 12 or above and are NOT part of an existing regular asymptomatic testing programme, e.g. through a workplace or educational setting 

Home test kits are now available for all those aged 18 or over. 

Visit our Rapid asymptomatic home test kits page for further information.

Find out how to get a rapid asymptomatic test if you live or work in Leicester city

Find out how to get a rapid asymptomatic test if you live or work in Rutland

If you currently have symptoms, you must book a test through the NHS website (not a lateral flow test here), or by calling 119 and remain in isolation until you receive your test result.

Test Centres

You can get tested at any of our community testing centres (regardless of which district you live or work in), as long as you meet the eligibility criteria.

  • Blaby and District Social Centre, LE8 4GQ
  • Gorse Covert Community Centre, Loughborough, LE11 4RZ (Emmanuel Church Centre, Forest Road, Loughborough, LE11 3NW from Monday 26 April) 
  • Harborough Leisure Centre (Bowls Hall), LE16 9HF
  • Polish Club, Melton Mowbray, LE13 0AN
  • Swannington Village Hall, LE67 8QL
  • Westfield Community Centre, Hinckley, LE10 0LN
  • Freer Centre, LE18 1HQ

Book an appointment for a test

If you meet the eligibility criteria above, you can use our online form below, to book an appointment for a lateral flow test. 

You cannot just turn up.

Appointments are per person and tests are self-administered. This is to help manage the flow of people through the testing site and to keep everyone safe.

Book an appointment for a lateral flow test

We're experiencing high volumes of bookings at the moment. If you experience any issues with trying to book, please try again later. 

If you’re still unable to make a booking online, please phone us on 0116 305 2499 and choose option 1.  

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