There are currently many routes to Coronavirus testing for people who are symptomatic in the community. Please share these details and the message that testing is widely available.
- Temple Green drive through: booked via the government portal
- Online self-testing kits: booked via the government portal
- Telephone 119 to book a test if non-digital (no smart phone or internet required for booking a test or receiving results)
- Walk-to testing site: Bridge Street Church, Lincoln Green booked via 0113 3760472 – see information below
In addition, testing kits are being offered to organisations who work with people who may find the above options too difficult or who, due to their circumstances, need additional support with testing. The kits can be delivered to the organisations and will be collected from the organisation once complete.
As with all of the different testing options the results are registered nationally and those with a positive result will be contacted by the Test and Trace team.
Walk-to test centre
The following materials are available for you to use when promoting this site within the targeted communities, now including social media messages translated into a range of languages.
- Full length leaflet
- Easy read leaflet
- Poster – please do display this if you can, particularly at areas within walking distance of the city centre
- Translated posters
- Social media messages – in a number of different community languages
The facility is part of a project led by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) working in partnership with DHSC, Leeds City Council and the Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The centre opened from 1pm, Wednesday 27 May, to everyone in the area who is Covid symptomatic and who lives within walking distance of the site. There is no car parking and people must not use public transport if they are Covid symptomatic and should wear a mask or face covering throughout their journey to the site.
Tests are only available by pre-booking. To book a test people should call 0113 3760472. The booking system uses a language line so it can help people whose first language isn’t English. To help us with getting this message out to local communities, please do let us know where you have distributed this information.
1. Who should go for a test – is it just aimed at people who are currently symptomatic? Does it include household members / people who have been in contact with someone suspected / confirmed of having the virus etc?
The test is for the individual with symptoms not the household.
2. What happens after you have been tested?
Individuals will be sent a text with their result within 48-72 hours. If positive they will need to self isolate at home, and will be given further advice on what you need to do. From 5 June the test result will be added to their medical records.
3. What information do you need to provide to get tested?
The individual will be asked to give first and last name, date of birth, sex, mobile phone number, email address, postcode, although if they do not have a mobile phone number or email address that does not prevent them from getting tested.
When you attend your appointment you’ll need to bring a form of ID with you.
4. How much does it cost to get a test?
The test is free of charge, individuals do not need to pay for it. As it is being supported by the NHS it is safe and you can be assured that it is accurate.
5. What is the connection with Test and Trace?
If an individual tests positive for coronavirus, they are likely to be contacted by the NHS Track and Trace service. Although cooperation is voluntary we would really encourage people to answer their questions to help contribute to reducing the spread of Covid-19 and protect their family and friends.