Coronavirus COVID-19: Latest updates

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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.

Don't forget you can leave your home during the national lockdown to get tested.

If you’re getting a test because you have symptoms, you and anyone you live with must self-isolate until you get your result. This also applies to anyone in your support bubble (where someone who lives alone - or just with their children - can meet people from 1 other household).

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 or call 119.

If you cannot get to a test site, you should order a home test kit. 

Book a test if you have symptoms

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.