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. 

Book a test if you have symptoms

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.