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.

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 8pm every day for PCR tests.

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.

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 8pm every day for PCR tests.

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.

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 8pm every day for PCR tests.

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.

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 8pm every day for PCR tests.

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 on 30 and 31 July 2021 and 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 28, 29, 30 and 31 August 2021

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.

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

Test first. Collect second

Get tested at a site and then at home

We encourage everyone who has not done a Covid test before to learn how to do one by visiting one of our LFT rapid testing sites. 

‘Test first. Collect second’ means you are supervised while taking an LFT at a testing site and then you collect kits to use at home on the way out.

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.

LFT site locations Opening times
Chippenham Road Children Centre, Chippenham Road, Harold Hill RM3 8HP 8am to 5.30pm, Tuesday and Thursday and 10am to 5.30pm Saturday 
Rainham Celtic Farm, Unit 4, Celtic Farm Road, Rainham RM13 3GP 8am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 5.30pm Saturday and Sunday (Bank Holiday Monday 31 May 2021 - 10am to 5.30pm)
Romford, 40 High Street, Romford RM1 1AN 8am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 5.30pm Saturday and Sunday (Bank Holiday Monday 31 May 2021 - 10am to 5.30pm)

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.

Pick up test kits locally

Get a test from:

View a map of all LFT kit pick up locations

Order test kits online for use at home

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

Our Business Collect scheme gives small and medium sized businesses with up to 100 employees the ability to offer testing to their staff. 

Book a collection online and collect one case for employees 50 and less and two cases maximum for 50 to 100 employees of home testing kits to distribute internally or through testing in the workplace.

Each case contains 56 boxes of home test kits, with seven tests in each box.

Collections must be booked in advance, with 48 hours’ notice.

Book kits for collection

You can collect kits from any of our testing sites (location and opening times above on this page), as well as all our libraries except Romford Central Library.

Find library locations and opening times

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