Coronavirus COVID-19: Latest updates

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Get a COVID-19 test (for those 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.

Book a test if you have 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. Read more about how to use your coronavirus (COVID-19) home test kit.

Don't have symptoms?
You can book a rapid test if you are not showing symptoms

Find out more

Hear from resident Judy Smith MBE of the South Greenwich Forum who talks about what we can all do to keep each other safe and support one another during the pandemic:


Tested positive for COVID-19 or are told by the NHS to self-isolate because of close contact with someone who has COVID-19? If so you may be eligible for a £500 payment.

Find out more including how to apply