Coronavirus (COVID 19) tests

Testing for everyone without symptoms - lateral flow tests

How to test to identify those with Covid-19, but no symptoms.

Up to one in three people with Covid 19 do not have symptoms and could be spreading the virus without knowing it. Regular lateral flow testing aims to identify people with the Covid-19, but no symptoms, and ask them to self-isolate to protect others, especially our clinically most vulnerable residents and of course, each other.

Ways you can get your free, twice-weekly test:

Collect a home testing kit from our community testing sites.

Order a home testing kit to be sent to your home

Attend a walk in supervised test at Bromley Civic Centre testing and community collection centre

Supervised tests

This method of testing is quick and does not require laboratory processing, meaning that you will get results to your smart phone within 30 minutes of taking the test. 

The rapid test sites are accessible by adults (over 18) only. Children cannot be admitted to the site. Please come alone, or your test will have to be rearranged for another time.

You should not attend a test site unless you are wearing a face covering.  Anyone with a medical exemption should email targeted.testing@bromley.gov.uk so that alternative arrangements can be considered.

Test centres

The following sites offer 

  •  Walk in supervised rapid testing for coronavirus for those without symptoms (conducted on site for over 18s
  • Community collection of home tests

Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley BR1 3UH

Opening times:

Walk in supervised testing - Monday to Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm

Collection of community collect home testing kits - Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4pm (no booking required for supervised testing or community collect)

Community test collection

Rapid lateral flow tests are also available for community collection for home use.

National test and vaccination site finder

To further support your use of our testing and community collection sites, the national COVID-19 test and vaccination site finder is a digital map which allows you to find:

  • Locations of supervised testing, community collection and vaccination sites across the UK
  • Opening hours of sites
  • Links to services which allow you to book a test or find out how busy a walk-in site is
  • Facilities and services available on site

Our rapid supervised testing sites are only accessible by adults (over 18). Under 18s are receiving their twice weekly lateral flow testing via the home testing route..

Attending an appointment for a supervised rapid test

If you are attending a supervised test,  please turn up on time at  Bromley Civic Centre  bringing your smart phone, if you have one, and id with you for the registration process. The testing process takes just 15 minutes and then 30 minutes later the results will be sent to your phone or your email address, so there is no need to wait around.

What to do if your test is positive

If you receive a positive lateral flow test result, under new Public Health England guidance (in place from 30 March 2021) there is a requirement for you to book a confirmatory PCR test, whether the lateral flow test was assisted or self-reported (via home testing). 

For lateral flow tests undertaken under supervised conditions, a positive result will trigger the legal duty to self-isolate and initiate contact tracing. If a negative confirmatory PCR is obtained within two days of the positive LFD test result, the individual will be released from self-isolation and tracing. If the confirmatory PCR test is taken too late, the individual who got a positive LFD, and their household) will need to self-isolate for the full 10 days.

For lateral flow tests undertaken at home, the legal obligation will only commence once a positive PCR test is confirmed, but anyone who has received a positive lateral flow test result should still self-isolate (along with members of their household) as soon as they receive the positive lateral flow test result.

Book a confirmatory PCR test

Further information

We thank you for the active and vital part you are playing in this regular twice weekly lateral flow testing regime to help further reduce the spread of Covid-19.

NHS - Get tested for coronavirus