Get a COVID-19 test for people who have symptoms
How to get a test if you have symptoms
No matter how mild, it’s important to get tested as soon as you develop any of the three main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19):
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.
If you’re getting a test because you have symptoms, you and anyone you live with must self-isolate until you get your result. You must also self-isolate if you cannot get a test.
There are five testing centres across the Royal Borough of Greenwich:
- 02 North Greenwich, SE10 - drive-through facility only
- University of Greenwich, Avery Hill Road, Eltham, SE9 - accessible on foot only
- Charlton Athletic Football Club, SE7 - mobile testing facility accessible by car
- Abery Street, Plumstead, SE18 - walk-through testing centre, accessible on foot only
- De Vere Devonport House Car Park, SE10 - walk-through testing centre, accessible on foot only.
Test for people with symptoms
Booking is essential for all testing centres which are open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week. To book a slot and find out more visit gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or call 119.
If you cannot get to a test site, you should order a home test kit.
COVID-19 support payments
If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result or are told to self-isolate by the NHS because of close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you may be eligible for a £500 payment.
The payment is for people on a low income who must self-isolate for 10 days and cannot work from home during this period.
If a significant number of cases of a COVID-19 variant of concern are found in the borough, we’re ready to roll out surge testing in affected areas.