Anyone who lives or works in Medway should continue to book a coronavirus (COVID-19) symptom-free test. This is especially important if you’re leaving your home for any of the following reasons:
One in 3 people with COVID-19 have no symptoms. Households are now encouraged to take symptom-free tests twice a week to help prevent further COVID-19 outbreaks across Medway and protect family, friends and colleagues.
Bookings slots are on a first come, first served basis.
Please continue to follow the safety advice to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Medway. Read the current government guidance.
You must complete all bookings individually for each household member. If you have a family of 4, then you must make 4 bookings.
Do not book a test if you are self-isolating or have any of the following symptoms:
Most people with COVID-19 have at least one of these symptoms.
If you do have COVID-19 symptoms book an NHS test.
The Student Hub (The Deep End), North Chatham Maritime, Chatham, ME4 4AG.
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 1:30pm, Sunday: 8:30am to 7pm
There are also walk-in test centres. You do not need to book to take a test at these locations.
If you're driving, please park considerately, especially in residential areas.
Home test kits are available from symptom-free test centres.
Anyone who lives or works in Medway can now collect COVID-19 home test kits.
When you book a symptom-free test at Chattenden, The Oast House or The Deep End testing centres, you will be able to take away free home testing kits for you and your household.
Households using home test kits should test at home twice a week to help prevent further outbreaks of the virus.
We also have a new collection only site at Miss Twinkletons Fine Coffee House, Rochester ME1 1EW. This site is open from Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm. It is a walk-in service. You do not need to book.
Find out more about home test kits.
If you've had your first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, you should still continue to get regular symptom-free tests. This is because you can spread the virus to others without knowing.
To book a test you must: