Where can you get a Covid-19 test in Waltham Forest?

Leyton Cricket Ground’s testing site

Wondering where our borough’s Covid test sites are? Find out where and when you can get tested for coronavirus in Leyton, Leytonstone, Walthamstow and Chingford…

As lockdown restrictions continue to ease, you might be wondering where in Waltham Forest you can get a Covid-19 test.

Whether you’re concerned about symptoms, or are symptom-free but keen to get regularly checked, there are currently ten places you can go to in Waltham Forest to get tested.

You don’t need an appointment, and the type of test you’ll get depends on whether you’re symptomatic (a PCR test) or not (a same-day lateral flow test).

Here’s where you can find Waltham Forest’s Covid-19 testing sites…

Where are Walthamstow’s Covid-19 test sites?

Linford Road car park

Address: Walthamstow, E17 3LS
Opening times: Everyday from 8am to 12pm (midday)
Suitable for: People who have symptoms
Results waiting time: Up to three days

Homebase site

Address: 2C Fulbourne Rd, Walthamstow, E17 4EE 
Opening times: Open every other day (from Wednesday 31st March, then Friday 2nd April, etc) from 9am to 3pm
Suitable for: People who have symptoms
Results available: Up to three days

One Hoe Street

Address: Walthamstow, E17 4SD 
Opening times: Everyday from 10am to 7pm
Suitable for: People with NO symptoms
Results waiting time: Same day

Leyton Cricket Ground testing site

Where are Leyton’s Covid-19 test sites?

Stanley Road car park

Address: Leyton, E10 7EQ 
Opening times: Everyday from 8am to 12pm (midday)
Suitable for: People with symptoms
Results waiting time: Up to three days   

Leyton Cricket Ground

Address: 2 Crawley Road, Leyton, E10 6RJ 
Opening times: Everyday from 10am to 7pm
Suitable for: People with NO symptoms
Results waiting time: Same day

Where are Leytonstone’s Covid-19 test sites?

Church Lane car park

Address: Leytonstone, E11 1HG
Opening times: Everyday from 8am to 12pm (midday)
Suitable for: People with symptoms, walk-ins only
Results waiting time: Up to three days

Jubilee Centre

Address: Cathall Rd, Leytonstone, E11 4LA 
Opening times: Everyday from 10am to 7pm
Suitable for: People with NO symptoms
Results waiting time: Same day

Stock image of a Medakit Covid-19 test (Credit: Unsplash)

Where are Chingford’s Covid-19 test sites? 

Aldriche Way Community Room

Address: Below 118 – 132 Aldriche Way, E4 9LZ 
Opening times: Everyday from 10am to 7pm
Suitable for: People with NO symptoms
Results waiting time: Same day

Chingford Assembly Hall

Address: Station Road, E4 7EN 
Opening times: Everyday from 10am to 7pm
Suitable for: People with NO symptoms
Results waiting time: Same day

Chingford Methodist Church

Addresss: 5 New Road, Chingford Mount, E4 9EU 
Opening times: Everyday from 8am to 5pm
Suitable for: People with NO symptoms
Results waiting time: Same day

Can you get home Covid-19 tests in Waltham Forest?

Anyone with any of the three recognisable Covid-19 symptoms (a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss of smell/taste) can order a free home test from gov.uk.

But symptom-free families with nursery or school-aged children can go to several of the above test sites to collect a lateral flow home-testing kit.

This is part of an initiative called Communities Collect, which is nationwide, to help control the spread of the virus now that schools have reopened, following the third national lockdown.

Tests can be collected seven days a week, during the opening times of the following sites:

One Hoe Street
Chingford Assembly Hall
Jubilee Centre
Chingford Methodist Church.

There are other sites with these tests, but opening times are restricted to allow for the deep cleaning of the testing sites. Visit Waltham Forest Council’s website for more information.

If you’re part of a childcare or support bubble, or work/live with a childcare worker or teacher, you’re also able to pick up a home test through this initiative.