Getting a symptom-free test
You are able to book an appointment in advance to have a rapid test at one of our sites, or you can attend without an appointment.
We advise that you book tests regularly (every week), and get tested twice, 3 days apart.
Use our online system to book a test, with appointments available at the following sites in York:
- Foxwood Community Centre, Cranfield Place, YO24 3HY
- Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 12.00pm, 12.40pm to 4.00pm
- University of York, Wentworth Way, Heslington, YO10 5NA
- Monday to Friday, 12.00pm to 4.00pm
- York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, YO31 7EX
- Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 3.00pm
- Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am to 12.00pm
See details of all symptom-free testing sites, test pick-up locations and opening times on NHS.UK.
If you're attending without an appointment, check the COVID-19 testing site opening times before you travel.
Cancel or reschedule an appointment
If you're unable to attend your booking please cancel or reschedule your test using the online system.
Community symptom-free testing
We're expanding our community offer which has seen us hand out testing kits in communities across the city. Going door-to-door offering kits has enabled our staff to have conversations with local people about the importance of getting tested and vaccinated, and to share information about how to get more test kits.
As well as this work the council will be offering collection points at foodbanks throughout the city and the above community collect scheme.
Other ways to get tested
Pharmacies in the city continue to be a great way for people to access test kits in their communities.
Home testing kits can also be collected from local pharmacies. Use the GOV.UK service to get a collect code so you can pick up rapid lateral flow test packs from a pharmacy.
Once you have your collect code you can find out where to pick up rapid lateral flow tests on the NHS website.
Or you can order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests for home delivery.
Symptom-free testing in York
For general enquiries about symptom-free coronavirus testing in York please email us. If you are unable to book an appointment please visit a testing centre.