Twice-weekly, rapid tests if you do not have symptoms
Getting into the habit of twice-weekly testing as part of our everyday lives will help us all to play our part and do what we can to keep each other safe. With regular testing, alongside the vaccine, we can continue to ease our way out of lockdown.
- Anyone in England can now get regular, rapid lateral flow tests without having symptoms.
- About 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still infect others. Getting regular tests is the only way to know if you have the virus.
- If people test positive and self-isolate, it helps stop the virus spreading.
How to get your rapid test
There are many ways to get your regular, rapid tests if you do not have symptoms.
Please note the following community testing centre closures:
31 May: all community testing centres (Bank Holiday)
You can still collect packs of test kits at other times, or in the ways listed below.
Visit a community testing centre (see map below):
- Book your appointment online or call 0333 772 6144. When registering online for the first time, select Suffolk Resident in the Organisation/Age Group section.
Collect test kits to do at home, from:
- any of the 47 libraries in Suffolk
- over 130 pharmacies in Suffolk
- any of the 14 community testing centres in Suffolk (see map below)
- the regional testing centre at Copdock, near Ipswich
- the local testing centres in Ipswich (Portman Road car park) or Lowestoft (Belvedere Road car park)
- Order test kits to use at home, online from Gov.uk or call NHS 119.
- Your workplace may be offering rapid testing, speak to your employer
Community Testing Centres in Suffolk
There are 14 centres in Suffolk: