Book a symptom-free COVID-19 test

Symptom-free testing is available for everyone. 

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:

  • going to work
  • to go food shopping
  • for exercise or to socialise outdoors (under the rule of 6 or two households meeting outside)
  • for a medical reason.

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.  

Booking a test

You must complete all bookings individually for each household member. If you have a family of 4, then you must make 4 bookings. 

COVID-19 symptoms   

Do not book a test if you are self-isolating or have any of the following symptoms: 

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • loss or change of smell or taste. 

Most people with COVID-19 have at least one of these symptoms.    

View more COVID-19 symptoms 

If you do have COVID-19 symptomsbook an NHS test. 

Testing centre location and times

The Student Hub (The Deep End), North Chatham Maritime, Chatham, ME4 4AG.
Monday to Thursday: 08.30am to 12.30pm, Sunday: 12 pm 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

Households using home test kits should test at home twice a week to help prevent further outbreaks of the virus.

Home test kits are available from symptom-free test centres.

Anyone who lives or works in Medway can collect COVID-19 home test kits.

When you book a symptom-free test at The Deep End testing centre, you will be able to take away free home testing kits for you and your household.

We have a 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.

You can also collect home test kits from COVID-19 home test collection centres at the Oast House and Chattenden Community Centre.

Testing for COVID-19 following vaccination

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.

Before you book

To book a test you must: 

  • confirm you're eligible
  • confirm you do not have COVID-19 symptoms
  • provide details about yourself including your name, date of birth, email address, postcode and contact details.

More information

About the symptom-free test

About your appointment (including what ID to bring with you)

Symptom free confirmation Tick the box to confirm you do not have coronavirus symptoms:
If you do have coronavirus symptoms book a free NHS test.