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Covid -19 Asymtomatic Testing

 

Around one in three people with COVID-19 have no symptoms and will spread it without realising. Regular rapid testing (using Lateral Flow Tests) can to help find cases of COVID-19 and stop the spread of the virus. There are a number of options in Leeds for residents to access testing.

Where to access rapid asymptomatic testing:

 

  • Order a test kit to your home.

Use the link here to order:  https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

 

  • Collect a home test kit from a local pharmacy.  

Find your nearest pharmacy here:  https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/

 

  • Test on-site at Leeds Beckett University test centres:
    • City Campus, LS1 3HE (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 2pm)
    • Headingley Campus, LS6 3QS (Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm)

 

  • Collect a home test kit at a local PCR test site after 2.30pm:
    • Mandela Community Centre, Chapeltown Road, Chapeltown LS7 3HY
    • Temple Green, drive-through centre near junction 45 of the M1
    • Bridge Community Church, Rider Street, Burmantofts LS9 7BQ
    • Gryphon Sports Centre, University of Leeds, Woodsley Rd, Leeds LS2 9LZ
    • Pudsey Civic Hall Car Park, Dawsons Corner, Stanningley, Pudsey LS28 5TA
    • Fearnville Leisure Centre Car Park, Oakwood Lane, Gipton, LS8 3LF

 

  • Collect a home test kit at a local Community Hub:
    • Armley Community Hub & Library, 2 Stocks Hill, Armley, LS12 1UQ
    • City Centre Community Hub, Woodhouse Lane, LS2 8LX
    • Deacon House Centre, Seacroft Avenue, Leeds, LS14 6JD
    • Dewsbury Road Community Hub & Library, 190 Dewsbury Road, LS11 6PF
    • Halton Library, 273 Selby Road, LS15 7JR
    • The Compton Centre Community Hub & Library, Harehills Lane, Harehills, LS9 7BG
    • The Reginald Centre, Chapeltown Road, Leeds, LS7 3EX.

Opening hours 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays (except City Centre Community Hub which doesn’t open Saturdays).

Key messages:

 

  • Rapid community testing is only for people with no symptoms.

 

If you have symptoms of coronavirus, including:

  • A high temperature
  • Continuous cough
  • Loss of / change in taste or smell

You will need to book a different test, called a PCR test, at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.

 

  • You should take two rapid asymptomatic tests during a week-long period.

 

  • If you do take tests at home, you'll need to report your results online or on the phone.

 

  • If you test positive, you, and everyone you live with, must self-isolate immediately for 10 days. Only leave home for your follow-up test. You should arrange your confirmatory PCR test immediately by booking online at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by ringing 119.

                                                                                  

  • If you test negative, you should continue to follow the preventative measures currently recommended for stopping the spread of the virus. To protect yourself and others, you must remember: Hands. Face. Space. Fresh Air.

 

For more information:

 

 

  • Please visit the gov.uk website to order a home test kit or to find your nearest local pharmacy collection point

https://www.gov.uk/find-covid-19-lateral-flow-test-site.

 

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