Covid-19 Testing and Contact Tracing

Rapid testing

Rapid tests are for people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone in Newham can get free rapid tests to do at home – whether you live, work, study or volunteer here.

We recommend you do a test twice a week, three to four days apart. This will help pick up a COVID-19 infection early and reduce the risk to others.

The tests are safe and easy to use, and the results come back in under 40 minutes.

Where can I get home test kits?

How do I do the test?

Home tests are quick and easy and can offer a more convenient way of testing regularly. You can watch a video on how to do a COVID-19 Self Test (rapid antigen test) below: