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Rapid-result coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for people who don’t have symptoms is being rolled out at 14 locations in Kent this week.
The testing will find people who don’t currently have symptoms, who may be unknowingly spreading the virus in the community and the sites are part of a rolling programme to help reduce the rates of transmission in Kent.
Our nearest testing centres for asymptomatic people are at:
All symptom-free testing sites will be open daily from 9am to 7pm.
Key workers and their families have already been receiving invites to book as a priority to support the NHS and other frontline services.
From now, all members of the public who live or work in Dartford are also able to book a test. This can be booked by clicking on the blue button below.
There will be capacity for over 13,000 tests across Kent per day. Another 10 sites are being planned for rollout in the coming weeks.
The symptom-free testing sites are being set up using funding from central government to support local councils to help reduce rates of COVID-19 and have also been supported by the military.
Residents attending this testing will undergo a lateral flow swab test and will receive their result within a couple of hours of attending the test by text or email. If they are positive, they will be told to self-isolate, follow the national guidance and they will be instructed to have a PCR test to confirm their positive result. If they are negative, they must still continue to observe social distancing guidelines, wear a mask in public and regularly wash hands.
These sites are in addition to the regional and local testing sites for people who have symptoms. If you have symptoms you should NOT attend one of our symptom-free testing sites but instead book a PCR test on the Gov.uk website.
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