COVID-19 testing if you have no symptoms

Community test booking for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

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.

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, you should book a symptomatic test

How to book

  1. Read and understand your responsibilities
  2. Use the map and list of testing locations to find your nearest testing site.
  3. 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

Your responsibilities

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.


Isle of Wight Community Club Park Road Cowes PO31 7NP

Book a test at Cowes

Floor One of County Hall High Street Newport PO30 1UD

Book a test at Newport

Portsmouth Guildhall Guildhall Square Portsmouth PO1 2AB

Book a test at Portsmouth

Learning and Development Centre, Westridge Brading Road Ryde PO33 1QS

Book a test at Ryde

The Heights Leisure Centre Broadway Sandown PO36 9ET

Book a test at Sandown

Community Hall of Yarmouth & District St James' St Yarmouth PO41 0NU

Book a test at Yarmouth

Fareham College Bishopsfield Road Fareham PO14 1NH

Book a test at Fareham

Farnborough Leisure Centre Westmead Farnborough GU14 7LD

Book a test at Farnborough

Gosport Community Association & Thorngate Halls Bury Road Gosport PO12 3PX

Book a test at Gosport

Totton Health and Leisure Centre Water Lane Totton SO40 3GX

Book a test at Totton

Picket Twenty Sports Ground Telegraph Road Andover SP11 6UF

Book a test at Andover

Alton Sports Centre Chawton Park Road Alton GU34 1ST

Book a test at Alton

Ground Floor, Hart District Council Offices, Civic Offices (the Apex) Harlington Way Fleet GU51 4AE

Book a test at Fleet

Lymbourne Room, Havant Library, The Meridian Centre Elm Lane Havant PO9 1UN

Book a test at Havant

Winchester Discovery Centre Jewry Street Winchester SO23 8SB

Book a test at Winchester


Download the NHS COVID-19 app. It's the quickest way to tell if you are at risk of infection and alert your contacts.

  • Download on the Apple App Store
  • Get it on Google Play

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.

Further information about Lateral Flow Device (LFD) testing

Testing arrangements

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.