Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Getting a test if you have no symptoms

Everyone without symptoms can now take free Covid-19 tests twice a week.

Collect a test

You can collect rapid lateral flow tests from participating libraries, pharmacies and test centres.

Find your nearest collection point and more details on the Essex County Council website

Order online

You can get a rapid lateral flow or PCR tests sent to you by post by ordering on the GOV website

What to do if you have symptoms

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms should self-isolate and get tested now, so we can control the virus and protect each other.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Check your symptoms via the NHS 111 service and follow their instructions.

You should not have a test if you have previously tested positive via a PCR test in the last 12 weeks, as this can give a false result.

Customer Services

Address: Causeway House,
Bocking End,
Braintree,
Essex,
CM7 9HB

Telephone: 01376 552525