Where to go for testing

If you have coronavirus symptoms, you should get tested. All testing sites operate on an appointment only basis – please do not attend without an appointment. Appointments can be booked via the NHS online booking system or by calling 119.

When booking, you will be shown a list of the nearest places to go for your test. It is important to be tested no more than five days from when your symptoms started.

This graphic gives step by step guidance on what to do if you have COVID19 symptoms and what to do following any test you or your child takes.

Drive through testing

When attending a site for testing, please stay in your car with your windows closed and follow instructions from site staff.

A mobile unit travels around the region so that you can be tested close to your home. If the unit is not near you at the time you need to be tested, you should attend the regional testing centre at Temple Green or order a home testing kit.

Mobile Testing Units

These units, run by national coronavirus testing programme staff, are located in community locations across the city. They may change location weekly.

Find out more about mobile testing units

Home testing

If you cannot get to a testing centre, you can order a home testing kit via the NHS online booking system or by calling 119.

Book a test

Walk-through testing

If you don’t have a car, there are two walk-through testing sites for people living or working within walking distance. The sites are at Bridge Community Church (Rider Street, in the LS9 7BQ postcode area of Leeds) and at the Gryphon Sports Centre (University of Leeds campus, Woodsley Road, LS2 9LZ). The Gryphon walk-through testing centre is open seven days a week from 8am until 8pm, the Bridge Community Church walk-through testing centre is open Monday to Saturday from 8am until 8pm. Please note, Bridge Community Church walk-through testing centre will be closed on Tuesday 24 November 2020.

To use the walk-through testing sites it is best to have a pre-booked appointment. Please read the information leaflet to find out more.

  • This easy read summary leaflet explains how you can book an appointment at the walk-through community testing centre.
  • Please watch this video to find out what you need to do before your appointment and what will happen when you arrive for your test.

To use the walk-through testing sites it is best to have a pre-booked appointment which can be done through the NHS website or by ringing 119. To help keep the spread of infection down, you should book a test if you have symptoms of COVID-19 and should self-isolate for 10 days only leaving your house for medical tests or emergencies.

Please watch and share this video to find out what you need to do before your appointment and what will happen when you arrive for your test at the walk-through testing site.

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Walk-through testing locations

Bridge Community Church testing site

This map shows the location of the Bride Community Church walk-through testing site on Rider Street, in the LS9 7BQ postcode area of Leeds.

Gryphon Sports Centre testing site

This map shows the location of the Gryphon Sports Centre walk-through testing site on Woodsley Road on The University of Leeds campus.

Helping you and your child with doing a test

It is really important that if your children show symptoms of coronavirus or are requested to have a test that you make sure it is done correctly. This is to help stop the spread of the virus and keep you safe.

To help with this the below leaflet has been produced to show you how you can support your children if and when they need to take the test.

Children’s Covid test: Guidance sheet for parents

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