Home testing kits for COVID-19, for people without symptoms, are available from the Lindsey Street Community Association in Epping.
You must not have symptoms when taking the test and you don’t need to book online. Just turn up and collect a kit.
When you have your kit:
- Take it home
- Register a home test kit at GOV.UK
- Do the test
- Drop it back at Lindsey Street Community Association
A courier collects completed tests each day from Lindsey Street Community Association in Epping. Tests must not be put in the post.
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is available to anyone living or working in a highest alert area, who do not have COVID-19 symptoms.
Tests cannot be taken on site. They must be collected, done at home and returned to the site, correctly packaged as instructed.
Epping testing site
The collect and drop off testing site is at Lindsey Street Community Association, 28 Frampton Road, Epping CM16 6RP.
The site is open:
- Monday to Wednesday 9.30am to 4.30pm
- Thursday 9.30am to midday
- Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Test results are managed by the NHS test and trace system and results are usually back within 24 to 48 hours via email, text message or telephone.
There is no testing on site and anyone with symptoms must not attend and should book a COVID test online.
The site is for people who are not showing symptoms (asymptomatic) and those attending the site should always follow national COVID safety guidance.
It is advised not to take a test if you have previously tested positive via a PCR test in the last 12-weeks as this could give a false result.
Onsite employees are not able to interact with people returning completed tests and attendees are responsible for securely packaging their own completed tests.
If you have symptoms
If you have coronavirus symptoms, you can get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus.
- A high temperature
- A new continuous cough
- A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Remember: Hands. Face. Space.
- Hands: wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds
- Face: wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult
- Space: stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible
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