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Covid 19 testing

Havering Covid 19 testing sites information

Local test sites

Location

Cherry Tree Lane 
Rainham Road 
Rainham 
RM13 7RJ

Getting a test

If you have symptoms you can book to get tested at this site.

This is the PCR test that is sent to a laboratory for analysis.

Book a test

There are also some limited spaces for non-booked tests on each day if you can't book online.

If you are symptom free you can also book a test. Please select the option 'My local council or health protection team has asked me (or someone I live with) to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms' in the form when prompted.

You can 'walk through' at this site. This is not a 'drive through' testing site.

Please follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout (including travelling to and from the testing centre).

Opening times

  • 8am to 12noon every day for PCR tests
  • 1pm to 7pm every day for rapid test kit collection

This testing site closes from 12noon for symptomatic individuals and swaps to the collection of rapid test kits. If you are symptomatic please order a home test kit

Location map

Location

Multi-use sports pitches behind Central Park Leisure Centre
Harold Hill
RM3 9LB

Please use the pedestrian entrance on Dagnam Park Drive. You cannot get access to the site from the Central Park Leisure Centre Car Park.

Getting a test

If you have symptoms you can book to get tested at this site.

This is the PCR test that is sent to a laboratory for analysis.

Book a test

There are also some limited spaces for non-booked tests on each day if you can't book online.

If you are symptom free you can also book a test. Please select the option 'My local council or health protection team has asked me (or someone I live with) to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms' in the form when prompted.

You can 'walk through' at this site. This is not a 'drive through' testing site.

You need to access the site through a pedestrian entrance on Dagnam Park Drive. 

You cannot get access to the site from the Central Park Leisure Centre Car Park.

Please follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout (including travelling to and from the testing centre).

Opening times

  • 8am to 12noon every day for PCR tests
  • 1pm to 7pm every day for rapid test kit collection

This testing site closes from 12noon for symptomatic individuals and swaps to the collection of rapid test kits. If you are symptomatic please order a home test kit

Location map

Location

Havering Town Hall Rear Car Park
Park End Road
Romford RM1 4AU

Getting a test

If you have symptoms you can book to get tested at this site.

This is the PCR test that is sent to a laboratory for analysis.

Book a test

There are also some limited spaces for non-booked tests on each day if you can't book online.

If you are symptom free you can also book a test. Please select the option 'My local council or health protection team has asked me (or someone I live with) to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms' in the form when prompted.

You can 'walk through' at this site. This is not a 'drive through' testing site.

Please follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout (including travelling to and from the testing centre).

Opening times

  • 8am to 12noon every day for PCR tests
  • 1pm to 7pm every day for rapid test kit collection

This testing site closes from 12noon for symptomatic individuals and swaps to the collection of rapid test kits. If you are symptomatic please order a home test kit

Location map

Location

Dorrington Gardens
Hornchurch
RM12 4HX

Getting a test

If you have symptoms you can book to get tested at this site.

This is the PCR test that is sent to a laboratory for analysis.

Book a test

There are also some limited spaces for non-booked tests on each day if you can't book online.

If you are symptom free you can also book a test. Please select the option 'My local council or health protection team has asked me (or someone I live with) to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms' in the form when prompted.

You can 'walk through' at this site. This is not a 'drive through' testing site.

Please follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout (including travelling to and from the testing centre).

Opening times

  • 8am to 12noon every day for PCR tests
  • 1pm to 7pm every day for rapid test kit collection

This testing site closes from 12noon for symptomatic individuals and swaps to the collection of rapid test kits. If you are symptomatic please order a home test kit

Location map

Site details

Upminster Station Car Park, Station Road, Upminster RM14 2TD

This site is walk through and drive through.

Open 10am to 3pm every day from 6 - 15 March.

Further details

This is the PCR test that is sent to a laboratory for analysis.

The tests will involve a swab of the nose and throat and results should be available within 48 hours.

These testing sites are run by contractors working for the UK Government, not Havering Council.

Alternatively, you can apply for a home test online. Please select the option 'My local council or health protection team has asked me (or someone I live with) to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms' in the form when prompted..

Rapid 30 minute Lateral Flow Test (LFT) if you are symptom free

If you are showing Covid 19 symptoms, please do not visit these sites. Instead, book a test via the GOV.UK website or by calling 119.

If you have tested positive for Covid 19 in the past 90 days, you must not take a lateral flow test.

You must wear a face covering when visiting any of our testing sites. Those unable to wear a face covering for the duration of their visit can access a home testing kit online.

LFT site locations Opening times
Collier Row Library, 45 Collier Row Road, Romford RM5 3NR 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday
Elm Park Library, St Nicholas Avenue, Elm Park RM12 4PT 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday
Gidea Park Library, 168 Balgores Lane, Gidea Park, Romford RM2 6BS 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday
Harold Wood Library, Arundel Road, Harold Wood RM3 0RX 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday
South Hornchurch Library, 138 Rainham Road, Rainham RM13 7RH 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday
Unit 4, Celtic Farm Road, Rainham RM13 3GP (online booking starts 5 March 2021) 8am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 5.30pm Saturday and Sunday

Who can use the sites

  • Anyone who can't work from home, essential retail workers and tradespeople who enter other people's homes

What taking an LFT looks like

Watch our short video about taking a Lateral Flow Test.

Book a slot for a test

Book a test at one of the rapid LFT test sites

Please be aware the booking form does not work on old browsers such as Internet Explorer. Please use Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Microsoft Edge. 

If you have difficulty booking an LFT test please email publichealth@havering.gov.uk.

You can book twice weekly tests up to two weeks in advance.

You can also walk up without booking because there are a small number of slots available to attend without an appointment, but you should be prepared to wait.

Queues are likely, so please be patient and remember to follow Covid 19 guidance, including wearing a mask and keeping a 2 metre distance from others at all times.  

Do not use this service if you have symptoms. Instead order a test for people with symptoms at GOV.UK website or by calling 119.

Around 1 in 3 people with Covid 19 do not have symptoms.

To support the return of children to schools in March 2021, the Government has made rapid testing available to those who meet the following criteria. 

Your household, childcare bubble or support bubble contains at least one member who:

  • is a school pupil
  • works in a school (this includes temporary workers or volunteers)

You can order kits online for use at home, collect kits for home from a test site or attend a rapid testing site to have it done there.

There is limited stock available, so if you can please visit a rapid lateral flow testing site. 

Order rapid lateral flow home test kits from the GOV.UK website

If anyone tests positive or gets coronavirus symptoms, you should tell the school and make sure the person and their household or bubble:

  • self-isolates immediately
  • gets a PCR test (a different coronavirus test) to confirm the result

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