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 eight 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 8pm
Suitable for: People who have symptoms
Results waiting time: Up to three days

One Hoe Street

Address: Walthamstow, E17 4SD 
Opening times: Weekdays 9.30am to 6pm, weekends 10am to 5pm
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 8pm
Suitable for: People with symptoms
Results waiting time: Up to three days   

Leyton Cricket Ground

Address: 2 Crawley Road, Leyton, E10 6RJ 
Opening times: Weekdays 9.30am to 6pm, weekends 10am to 5pm
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 8pm
Suitable for: People with symptoms, walk-ins only (no parking)
Results waiting time: Up to three days

Jubilee Centre

Address: Cathall Rd, Leytonstone, E11 4LA 
Opening times: Weekdays 9.30am to 6pm, weekends 10am to 5pm
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? 

Chingford Assembly Hall

Address: Station Road, E4 7EN 
Opening times: Weekdays 9.30am to 6pm, weekends 10am to 5pm
Suitable for: People with NO symptoms
Results waiting time: Same day

Richmond Road car park

Address: Richmond Road car park, E4 7BN
Opening times: Everyday from 8am to 8pm
Suitable for: People with symptoms
Results waiting time: Up to three days

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-less people can now get access to free lateral flow home-testing kits.

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
Leyton Cricket Ground

You can also collect from various libraries around the borough. Visit the NHS site to find your nearest pick-up point.

Please note: Information is correct at the time of publishing. We’ll update this article periodically.