Asymptomatic Community Testing for people without Covid-19 symptoms
Includes information about community and mobile testing sites, Pharmacy Collect, home delivery and education settings.
Last updated 05 October 2021
Around one in three people have coronavirus without showing any symptoms. Our asymptomatic testing programme, which is available across the county, can help identify people who have the virus but are unaware that they are infectious. The testing aims to identify people with Covid-19 who do not have symptoms, facilitate support for those who have to self-isolate and reduce the spread of the virus.
Please note: this page is only for people without symptoms. If you have symptoms please see: NHS What to do if you have symptoms or phone 119.
Community Testing sites across Nottinghamshire
You can visit a community testing site to take a supervised test:
Testing sites in Nottinghamshire [Word doc]
Nottingham City Council testing sites
Pharmacy Collect service
People over 18 can collect a box of free tests from local participating pharmacies to use at home, as part of the Pharmacy Collect service. To collect tests you will need a code, you can get your code online
Enter your postcode to find your nearest participating pharmacy.
You can collect 7 weeks’ worth of tests (2 boxes for adults, or 4 boxes for a family) to use at home from community testing sites near where you live. Please check the opening times carefully. Find a test site here.
Order free test kits for home delivery
You can also order free test kits online or by calling 119, which will be delivered to your home.
To keep up to date with the national guidance of Covid-secure measures in schools, please visit the schools Covid-19 operational guidance on the Government website.
Receiving your results
If you obtain tests to complete at home, you will see the results of your tests at home within half an hour of completing the test. You must register the test and report the result whether negative or positive. This ensures you can access the necessary support and gives important information on positivity rates.
If you take a supervised test at a community test centre, you will be notified of the test result normally within 90 minutes of taking it by text, email or telephone call.
To understand what the result means for you, please visit the following link: Test results for coronavirus.
If you need to self-isolate
If you test positive, you will need to self-isolate for the next 10 days. You'll be contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
If you are identified as a contact, you will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace who will check whether you are legally required to self-isolate. If you are not legally required to self-isolate, you will be provided with advice on testing and given guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19. Even if you do not have symptoms, you should take a PCR test as soon as possible.
If you need financial or practical help to self-isolate and you don't have family or friends to support you, our staff on-site can advise you, or contact our Coronavirus Community Support Hub.