Who can get a test
The community testing scheme is for those without symptoms of coronavirus who are:
- regularly leaving home to go to work
- not covered by an existing workplace testing scheme
Anybody can get a test, but you must be over 16 years old in order to book a test.
People who are working from home or shielding should not attend a community testing site.
Do not attend your booking if you start displaying COVID-19 symptoms or have been told to isolate by Track and Trace.
How to book
- Read and understand your responsibilities
- Use the map and list of testing locations to find your nearest testing site.
- Follow the booking links to book a test at that site. More links will be added to this page as sites become operational from 22 February.
It is recommended that you do not eat or drink for 30 minutes before your test.
Please do not bring your child/ren with you when attending an appointment. There are no childcare facilities at testing sites and staff cannot be responsible for looking after children while they are overseeing tests
By booking an appointment, attending and providing a sample for COVID-19 testing, you confirm that:
- you are aged 16 years or over and do not currently have any symptoms of COVID-19
- you understand this test is voluntary
- you understand you are required by law to self-isolate for ten days if you test positive for COVID-19
- you understand the purpose of the test is to identify people who have COVID-19 but who have no symptoms, so they can isolate to avoid infecting others
- you understand that a negative result does not guarantee that you do not have COVID-19 or that you are not infectious. You must comply with all current COVID-19 regulations
Test site locations
Opening times for the testing sites at South Ham, Havant and Winchester are 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. For other testing sites, check your district or borough council website for opening times.
Available appointment times are displayed when you follow the booking links on the map.
Floor One of County Hall High Street Newport PO30 1UD
Portsmouth Guildhall Guildhall Square Portsmouth PO1 2AB
The Heights Leisure Centre Broadway Sandown PO36 9ET
Community Hall of Yarmouth & District St James' St Yarmouth PO41 0NU
The Point Theatre Leigh Road Eastleigh SO50 9DE
Fareham College Bishopsfield Road Fareham PO14 1NH
Farnborough Leisure Centre Westmead Farnborough GU14 7LD
Gosport Community Association & Thorngate Halls Bury Road Gosport PO12 3PX
Totton Health and Leisure Centre Water Lane Totton SO40 3GX
Picket Twenty Sports Ground Telegraph Road Andover SP11 6UF
South Ham Library Paddock Road Basingstoke RG22 6QB
Lymbourne Room, Havant Library, The Meridian Centre Elm Lane Havant PO9 1UN
Winchester Discovery Centre Jewry Street Winchester SO23 8SB
Tests and testing arrangements
Lateral flow device test
Lateral flow antigen tests are often given to people without any symptoms of COVID-19. It involves taking a swab in the throat and nostril, then placing it in a test tube. As they produce quick results samples we can process samples on-site. Most tests generate results in under half an hour.
Hampshire County Council are working closely with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum partners.
The Department of Health and Social Care lead the provision and availability of testing.