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Hounslow Rapid Test

Hounslow Council is rolling-out rapid, asymptomatic COVID-19 testing to help reduce the spread of the virus and bring down the current high rates of infection in our Borough. 

From today (Tuesday 5 January), members of the community - such as key workers - with no symptoms can book a free rapid test online via the Hounslow Council website www.hounslow.gov.uk/rapidtest


Rapid tests, called ‘lateral flow tests’, give a positive or negative result in 30-40 minutes. They are safe and do not require a laboratory to process the results. Once people have booked an appointment, they will get a confirmation email, explaining where and when to go and what they need to take with them e.g. a face covering.


There will be rapid test facilities at five sites across the borough. The first two sites are open for pre-booked rapid test appointments from today (Tuesday 5 January):