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Testing for people without symptoms

***Due to high demand, there is currently a limited supply of PCR tests. If there are no tests available, please keep checking back on the national booking portal as more tests are added throughout the day, or book a home test.***

Residents are strongly encouraged to get a lateral flow test twice a week to check they are not unknowingly carrying the virus and at risk of spreading it further. These rapid Covid tests are available for free to everyone in Staffordshire. This is particuarly important as restrictions continue to ease and people are coming into contact with those outside their household or support bubble more frequently.

One in three people who have the virus show no symptoms, and it is still possible for people who have been vaccinated to pass the virus on to others less protected, which is why everyone needs to get tested regularly, even if they have had their vaccine. 

Community testing 

Get tested at a community testing centre

We have a network of community testing centres across Staffordshire, making it easier than ever before to book a rapid Covid-19 test and get a result in around 30 minutes. 

These are open for everybody and no booking is neccessary. 

Find your nearest test centre.

Book a test at a local pharmacy

Supervised tests are available at many pharmacies across Staffordshire. You can either walk in or book an appointment for your test.

Find your nearest pharmacy.

Pop-up testing

Our pop-up testing vans travel to different locations in Staffordshire each week to offer convenient supervised rapid testing and home testing kits to residents. This can include supermarkets, retail parks, markets, visitor attractions and car boot sales.

Find out pop-up testing locations.

Collection of home testing kits

Everybody in the county can collect packs of rapid tests for home use.

Packs are available to collect from our community testing sites, mobile pop-up testing vans and many local pharmacies. 

Find out where you can collect a home testing kit from.

Staffordshire Libraries

Rapid testing kits are also available from the following libraires. Please check the opening times of your local library before visiting.

  • Audley

  • Barton

  • Baswich

  • Biddulph

  • Blythe Bridge

  • Brereton

  • Brewood

  • Burntwood

  • Burton

  • Cannock

  • Cheadle

  • Cheslyn Hay

  • Clayton

  • Eccleshall

  • Glascote

  • Gnosall

  • Great Wyrley

  • Heath Hayes

  • Hednesford

  • Holmcroft

  • Kidsgrove

  • Kinver

  • Knutton

  • Leek

  • Loggerheads

  • Newcastle

  • Penkridge

  • Perton

  • Rising Brook

  • Rugeley

  • Shenstone

  • Silverdale

  • Stafford

  • Stone

  • Talke

  • Tamworth

  • Uttoxeter

  • Wombourne

Workplace Testing

Check if your workplace offers rapid testing to its employees.

If you are interested in providing lateral flow testing in a business or workplace setting that you manage, you can find more information on our lateral flow testing page.

Home delivery of tests

Order free packs of rapid lateral flow tests to be sent to your home in England. Each pack contains seven tests.

Order online on the GOV website

What if I have symptoms?

Anyone with symptoms should only book a national test. Anyone who is self-isolating as a close contact should only book a test if they develop symptoms and this should be booked through the national system only.

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