'Community collect' home-test service
Information on COVID-19 home-testing kits.
In this section
- Who can get a home-testing kit and what does it involve?
- How to get a home-testing kit
- Receiving your test results
Anyone who is not showing any COVID-19 symptoms can get a twice-weekly home test, which can be collected or delivered to your home.
You will be asked to:
- take a test every 3 or 4 days apart
- report your test result online or by calling 119 on the same day that you take the test
There are 3 different ways to get a home-testing kit.
- Collection from Topping Lane
You can collect 2 packs of home-testing kits at our designated collection point at Topping Lane Car Park, Brunel University, Hillingdon, UB8 2TF between 1pm and 8pm, Monday to Sunday. Each pack contains 7 tests and anyone 18 or over can collect. No appointment needed.
- Order and collect a home-testing kit from one of our collection centres
Appointments must be booked in advance, as supplies of are limited through this service.
- Order a home-testing kit for delivery
If you are unable to collect a test kit, you can order a home-testing kit online. Please do not order online if you can get a test through other methods. This frees up home delivery for those who need it most.
If anyone tests positive or gets coronavirus symptoms, they should tell the school and:
- self-isolate immediately
- get a PCR test to confirm the result
- follow the stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
A negative result means the test did not find signs of coronavirus but does not guarantee you do not have coronavirus, so you should keep following all coronavirus advice including:
- regular handwashing
- social distancing
Please note: If you have any COVID-19 symptoms (a new, continuous cough, high temperature, or loss or change to your sense of smell or taste), you should self-isolate and book a test at a local testing site by visiting www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test