Regular rapid testing (also known as lateral flow testing or LFT)
These tests are for residents who live or work in Worcestershire and who do not have any symptoms of COVID-19.
It is recommended to have a test twice a week, even if you have been vaccinated.
Anyone who has symptoms, should get a standard PCR COVID-19 test (opens in a new window) and self-isolate.
Regular rapid tests can find people who do not know they have the virus, helping them to self-isolate more quickly and avoid passing the virus on to others.
Regular rapid testing is available at our testing sites
To have a test at one of our testing sites you must be over 18 years of age and have no symptoms of COVID-19.
To minimise social contact we prefer appointments are pre-booked, however walk-in appointments are available.
Here are the locations of our testing sites:
- Riverside Building, University of Worcester
Community collection of home testing kits
Everyone in England can now access free, regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing.
Self-test kits for use at home can be collected from any of the rapid testing sites. In addition, there are a number of collection-only points available in the county at:
- Alvechurch Library
- Bewdley Library
- Broadway Library
- Bromsgrove Library
- Droitwich Library
- Evesham Library
- Hagley Library
- Kidderminster Library
- Malvern Library
- Pershore Library
- Redditch Library
- Rubery Library
- St Johns Library
- Stourport Library
- Tenbury Library
- Upton Library
- Upton-upon-Severn Children’s Centre
- Warndon Library
- Woodrow Library
- Wythall Library
Home testing kits can also be collected from participating pharmacies.
You do not need to make an appointment to collect a rapid lateral flow home test kit.
To view the locations and opening times of all rapid flow test (LFT) sites and collection points, follow the link below to the NHS Site Finder map:
Free regular rapid testing is available at participating pharmacies and opticians across Worcestershire
To have a test in one of the participating pharmacies or opticians, you must be over 12 years of age and have no symptoms of COVID-19.
In Worcestershire, from Tuesday 1 June 2021, children aged two and above will also be able to have a rapid flow test at a participating pharmacy. Children under 16 must be supervised and assisted by a parent or guardian.
What to do if your rapid test is positive
Anyone who has had a positive rapid flow (LFT) test must: self-isolate immediately and get a standard PCR test.
For all queries on testing please email: CV19Testing@worcestershire.gov.uk