Chelmsford City Council

Getting tested for Covid-19 if you have no symptoms

There is a Covid-19 testing centre in Chelmsford for people who feel well and have no coronavirus symptoms.

This centre is trying to find hidden cases in the Chelmsford area to help stop the spread of the virus in our city.


There is now a new rapid testing centre in the city centre for people with no symptoms The test (known as a lateral flow test) give results in around 30 minutes. If you test positive, you may need to take a PCR test, which is sent off to a lab to confirm your result. 


These are for people who do not have Covid-19 symptoms, with a particular focus on those in the Chelmsford area who cannot work from home and their families.


Central Baptist Church
Victoria Road South

You will receive details of how to access the site and nearby parking when you book.

How to book

Book online now

Tests are by appointment only.

If you're not able to book online, you can call 0333 772 6144 to arrange an appointment. Lines are open from 8am to 8pm every day, including weekends.

You can also email and a member of staff will contact you to arrange an appointment.

The testing centre at Chelmsford Theatre is now closed.

If you have symptoms

If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, you must use the NHS testing system to book a test in the usual way.

Negative tests and self-isolation

If you are required to self-isolate because of contact with someone with the virus, but you receive a negative test, you should still self-isolate for the entire period that you have been asked to do so.

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Last updated: 23 February 2021

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