Symptom-free coronavirus testing

Community symptom-free testing

Council staff will be visiting communities in the city offering testing kits to residents and encouraging them to test themselves twice a week. This will support the Council’s efforts to increase the number of people being tested for COVID-19 to identify symptom-free cases and stop the spread of the virus.

As well as handing out tests door-to-door, we're holding a numer of community symptom-free testing events throughout September.

The handing out of tests is not as the result of increased cases in a particular area or the presence of a variant of concern; it represents the latest drive to make testing more accessible and frequent.

Staff will have Council ID cards for identification and will be handing out free tests and advice, so residents will never be asked to pay.


Staff will be in the following areas in September:

8 September - Acomb Ward:

  • Albion Avenue
  • Grayshon Drive
  • Lidgett Grove
  • Newlands Drive
  • Norman Drive
  • Portal Road
  • Sherwood Grove
  • Trenchard Road
  • Westview Close

10 September - Acomb Ward:

  • Almsford Drive
  • Almsford Road
  • Church Gate
  • Ouseburn Avenue
  • Shirley Avenue
  • Springwood Grove
  • Wheatlands Grove

15 September - Acomb Ward:

  • Danebury Drive
  • Ostman Road
  • Tostig Avenue
  • Woodlea Avenue
  • Woodlea Grove

17 September - Acomb Ward:

  • Dane Avenue
  • Daneby Crescent
  • Danesgate
  • Jute Road
  • Millbrook Rise
  • Mowbray Drive
  • Rosedale Avenue
  • Saxon Court
  • Viking Road

22 September - Acomb Ward:

  • Beech Grove
  • Chestnut Grove
  • Cranbrook Avenue
  • Cranbrook Road
  • Granger Avenue
  • Kirk View
  • Woodlea Bank

24 September - Acomb Ward:

  • A59 from Beckfield to Carr Lane
  • Carr Lane
  • Caxton Avenue
  • Garbutt Grove
  • Ouse Acres
  • Priors Walk
  • Sitwell Grove
  • Welton Avenue

Community symptom-free testing events

We're working with a number of venues across York throughout September, holding events to hand out COVID-19 home testing kits for residents and attendees.

Check details of days and times when you can attend. There's no need to book an appointment.

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays
Red Tower
Foss Islands Road, YO31 7UL
10.30am to 2.00pm
Clements Hall
Nunthorpe Road, YO23 1BW
9.00am to 11.00am
Tang Hall Community Centre
Fifth Avenue, YO30 0UG
11.00am to 2.00pm
York Travellers Trust
20 Falsgrave Crescent, Clifton, YO30 7AZ
10.30am to 12.30pm
Tang Hall Community Centre
Fifth Avenue, YO30 0UG
10.00am to 11.00am
  St Joseph's Church
Kingsway North, YO30 6JX
1.00pm to 4.00pm
Haxby Memorial Hall
16 The Village, Haxby, YO32 3HT
12.30pm to 3.30pm
Sanderson Community House
Bramham Road, YO26 5AR
10.00am to 12.00pm
Door 84
84 Lowther Street, YO31 7LX
10.00am to 12.00pm

Also see

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.