Where to get a test across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
PLEASE NOTE: The content on this webpage was accurate when published at 9 am on 24 December 2021. The location of MTUs is subject to change in response to local outbreaks. We will endeavour to update this information as soon as possible.
There are a number of ways to access a Covid-19 test across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. This includes if you have symptoms of Covid-19 and also if you don’t have symptoms.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus which are any of: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, you should get a test as soon as possible. The test involves taking a swab of the nose and the back of the throat.
How to book a Covid-19 test
There are a number of ways to access a Covid-19 test across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. You must book in for a test before attending.To book a test, visit: www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or call 119.
What happens after the test
You will receive your test result via text or email within 72 hours. If your test is positive, you must self-isolate immediately. For more information on receiving your result, visit the NHS website. For more information on getting a test, read our COVID-19 testing FAQs below.
Walk-through local testing sites in city can be found at:
– Duke Street car park, Bulwell
– Forest Park and Ride, Nottingham City
– Southglade Leisure Centre car park, Bestwood
– Nottingham University: Park Campus
– Nottingham University: Jubilee Campus
– Nottingham Trent University: Clifton Campus
In county, walk-through local testing sites can be found at:
– Central Avenue car park, Worksop
– Albion Street car park, Beeston
– Grove Street car park, Mansfield
– Highways Depot, Newark
Please note – local testing sites will be operational from 10am – 2pm on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Mobile testing units (MTUs)
Mobile testing units (MTUs) are located at temporary locations to help increase access to coronavirus testing. Over the next week, MTUs can be found in the following locations:
Please note MTUs will be operational from 9am – 12pm on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Friday 24 December – Tuesday 4 January – West Bridgford
Friday 24 December – Tuesday 4 January – Gedling
Friday 24 December – Monday 27 December – Broxtowe
Saturday 25 December – Tuesday 4 January – Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Friday 24 December – Monday 27 December – Hucknall
Tuesday 28 December – Thursday 30 December – Sherwood
Friday 31 December – Monday 3 January – Hucknall
Tuesday 4 January – Sherwood
Tuesday 4 January – Hucknall
Please note: MTUs are sent to specific areas in response to local outbreaks and the above information may change. Please check this webpage regularly for further updates.
Covid-19 testing if you don’t have symptoms
If you don’t have symptoms of Covid-19, there are asymptomatic testing centres in our city and county where you can go for a Covid-19 test. Around one in three people have coronavirus without showing any symptoms. The community testing programme can help identify people who have the virus but are unaware that they are infectious.
To find out more about asymptomatic testing centres in the city, read here: https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/get-a-covid-19-test
To find out more about asymptomatic testing centres in the county, read here: https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/coronavirus/asymptomatic-community-testing-for-covid-19
Private providers of COVID-19 testing
Free NHS PCR testing is for individuals with symptoms or who have been advised to take a test by a medical practitioner or public agency. Individuals who do not fall into these categories and require a test for other reasons can contact providers for general COVID-19 testing to book a private coronavirus test at their own expense. See more information on the Government website.