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Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in Enfield

COVID-19 testing in Enfield is available at both walk-in rapid test centres, and through appointments booked online. The type of test you need will depend on whether you have symptoms of coronavirus.

Choosing the right test – do you have symptoms?

If you have coronavirus symptoms, you should book online for a COVID-19 test. For information about how to do this, read the ‘Book a COVID-19 test’ section below.

If you don’t have coronavirus symptoms but want to be tested, you can visit one of Enfield's walk-in rapid testing sites.

COVID-19 rapid testing sites (lateral flow)

For people without symptoms

COVID-19 rapid testing sites, also known as lateral flow testing, offer free tests for Enfield residents who don’t have coronavirus symptoms. You must not attend a rapid testing centre if you have symptoms, or if you have been in contact with someone who has had it.

You can visit our rapid testing site without needing to book an appointment. You will receive your results on the same day.

Our rapid testing site in Enfield is at Southgate Library, High Street, Southgate, N14 6BP. View on a map.

The centre is open for testing from 8am to 3pm, Monday to Sunday inclusive.

'Community Collect' testing kits

All households are being asked to test themselves for coronavirus twice a week. Testing kits can be collected from all the testing sites listed above.

It's recommended that you get a test while collecting your kits, to ensure you know how to test yourself. Each household can collect a maximum of two testing kits, and each kit contains seven tests.

If you cannot attend a test site to collect home test kits, you can order online for home delivery by visiting GOV.UK.

Rapid test kits at local pharmacies

Some pharmacies are offering free rapid lateral flow home test kits. 

Find your nearest pharmacy where you can collect rapid tests.

Book a COVID-19 test

For people with symptoms

You should book a COVID-19 test if you have at least one of the most common coronavirus symptoms:

  • high temperature
  • new, continuous cough
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you have any of these symptoms, you must isolate immediately for 10 days. Don't wait for a test or a test result.

If you're identified as a contact of a positive case, you must isolate for the full 10 days (even if for some reason you got a negative test during that period).

If you test positive for COVID-19 or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace, it's a legal requirement to self-isolate. Failure to follow these requirements, including employers who don't allow employees to self-isolate, may result in a fine of at least £1,000 and up to £10,000 for a repeated or serious offence. Full guidance on self-isolation is available on GOV.UK - stay at home guidance.

To book a COVID-19 test visit GOV.UK/get-coronavirus-test.

When not to book online for a test

Remember, you should not book online for a COVID-19 test if:

  • you don't have coronavirus symptoms and haven’t been advised to take a test by a doctor, a public health professional or your local council
  • you need a test to travel to another country – in this case you should pay for a private test

We all need to play our part to protect the NHS Test and Trace service for those who really need it.

COVID-19 testing sites in Enfield

For people with symptoms

You can book appointments for several COVID-19 testing sites in Enfield:

Lee Valley Athletics Park, N9 0AR. View on a map

  • Fixed testing site
  • Open every day
  • Drive-in only
  • Appointment only

Edmonton Green (North car park), N9 0SN. View on a map

  • Mobile testing site
  • Open selected days between 10:30am and 3:30pm
  • Walk-in or drive-in
  • Appointment only

Lodge Drive Car Park, Palmers Green, N13 5UB. View on a map

  • Mobile testing site
  • Open selected days between 10:30am and 3:30pm
  • Walk-in or drive-in
  • Appointment only

Raynham Road Car Park, Edmonton, N18 2SJ. View on a map

  • Mobile testing site
  • Open seven days a week between 8am and 8pm
  • Walk-in or drive-in
  • Appointment only

Boleyn Hall, enter via St Martin's Close, EN1 4HP. View on a map

  • Mobile testing site
  • Open seven days a week between 8am and 8pm
  • Walk-in only
  • Appointment only

Important information about COVID-19 testing centres

The booking portal can become very busy as there is high demand for appointments. If you don't have coronavirus symptoms, you should not book a test.

Bookings will only become available after 8pm the night before the day you want to visit. If you try to book before this it may result in your closest test centre not being displayed.

Testing centres operate by appointment only. One appointment is required per person. For example, if there are four people in one car that want to be tested, four appointments must be booked.

If you don't have an appointment, you are likely to be turned away and told to make an appointment online.

Appointments are for drive-in and walk-in. When booking a walk-in appointment, you will still be asked to enter a car registration. Select 'unknown' to continue with your booking.