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COVID-19 rapid testing is now available to everyone in MK

Rapid tests are now available to everyone in MK, MK Council confirmed.

Purpose of testing

Around one in three people who are infected with COVID-19 have no symptoms and could be spreading the disease without knowing it. Regular testing is important to help find more of these cases, so people can isolate and break the chain of transmission.

How to access rapid testing

We are offering free rapid COVID-19 tests to anyone over the age of 16.

Home test kits: You can collect up to 14 free lateral flow tests from the Central MK Library, 555 Silbury Boulevard MK9 3HL. No need to book, show ID or register - just ask a member of staff.

On site tests: You can visit our Central MK Library for a free on site test. No need to book. Results will be sent to you within around 45 minutes.

The test centre is open weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm, and stays open later on Thursdays until 7pm.

Please note: No-one with symptoms can be tested at this site. Instead, anyone with one or more of these symptoms – a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – should book a test at or by calling 119.

How to locate testing sites

You can also find rapid lateral flow test sites and collection sites via the below NHS webpages. Simply insert your postcode into the search box provided.

Click here (Asymptomatic testing sites and pharmacies)

Click here (Regional and Local Testing Sites)


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