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Test for Coronavirus - eligibility and informations

Testing for Coronavirus has now been opened up to many more people following the government changing the rules on who can apply.


It includes for example:

  • Key workers in charities delivering critical frontline services

  • Staff and volunteers, working with vulnerable children and adults, victims of domestic abuse, and the homeless and rough sleepers (and hotel staff supporting these groups)

  • Voluntary sector organisations providing substance misuse treatment

  • Critical personnel in the production and distribution of food and essential goods, including thoseinvolved in food production, distribution, and delivery

The information below enables you to see if you or a member of your household is eligible and details the options and process for testing.

Testing is now open to a wide range of key worker roles and their household members who may be self-isolating due to symptoms. The full list of essential workers can be found:

The test must be taken within the first 5 days of symptoms, the test is best when taken in the

first 3 days and must be taken in the first 5 days.


O2 Arena, Edmund Halley Way, Greenwich, SE10 0PH

Lee Valley Athletics Centre, N9 0AR

  • In addition other mobile locations will become available on a daily basis  - including Stratford.

  • The sites are open between 10am and 5pm.

  • You can book through the self-service portal: selecting the test site which works best for you.

  • Alternatively, employers can refer staff using an employer portal. Accounts for this portal can be requested by emailing

  • Please note: People who attend the testing sites without an appointment will not be tested.

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