Testing

There are two options for testing in Rochford district

1. Lateral Flow Testing

A new fast testing centre has opened in Rayleigh for those who DO NOT have symptoms of COVID-19.

The new Rayleigh Testing Centre is situated at The MegaCentre, 7 Brook Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7UT.

This testing centre is the fourth of its kind in Essex, and will join The Nightingale Centre in Brentwood, The Towngate Theatre in Basildon and The Place Leisure Centre in Pitsea as one of the first places in the county and the region to offer new and fast Lateral Flow Tests to the wider population. The tests are ONLY for people for who DO NOT have symptoms and give results in around 30 minutes.

You can either walk-in, or you can book an appointment online at www.essex.gov.uk/getting-tested or by calling 0333 772 6144.  

Anyone WITH symptoms should book a test via the NHS Test and Trace App, or at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

2. Mobile Testing Unit 

A mobile testing unit is situated at Rayleigh Leisure Centre on Mondays only at present. There are a number of these units across the county. These are also by appointment only by booking via the gov.uk website https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test and are available for people WITH symptoms. 

There will be an option to choose these sites when booking, if appointments are still available for the day you choose. You will be allocated a testing unit based on availability. The Rayleigh unit is heavily subscribed so you may be allocated an appointment to a unit outside of the district.