Protect each other by getting regular symptom-free tests
England has now moved to Step 4 of the Government’s roadmap, which has lifted most legal restrictions to control COVID-19. As we all adjust to this new way of living, resident and visitors are reminded to continue to be considerate of people around them who may be nervous at this time.
City of York Council is opening a new testing site in the city to help keep people safe, as well as continuing work in communities.
A new symptom-free testing centre is opening at the Pavilion of the Rawcliffe Recreation Association (off St Marks Grove). The site will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9.00am and 4.30pm and people will be able to get tested in person or to collect testing kits.
The new testing centre joins 5 other council run testing sites in the city. As the country moves to the next stage of the roadmap, city leaders are asking people to get regular symptom-free tests, so the virus isn’t spread unknowingly to friends and family.
How to get a testing kit in York
You can get tested or collect kits from one of our symptom-free testing sites, as well as being able to collect kits from chemists, or order kits online.
Symptom-free testing sites
These are at; Acomb Explore Library, Foxwood Community Centre, Rawcliffe Recreation Association, St William’s College, University of York and York St John University
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.
In the coming weeks we will be in Heworth and Clifton and Rawcliffe. See details of streets we will be visiting in order to carry out community symptom-free testing.
As well as this work the council will be:
- offering collection points at foodbanks throughout the city
- working to add more collection points in communities across York
- handing out testing kits at the mass vaccination centre
Other ways to get tested
Chemists in the city continue to be a great way for people to access test kits in their communities. Find where to get rapid lateral flow tests (NHS).
Or you can order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests for home delivery (GOV.UK).