Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid community testing

As many as 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms.

By taking part in our community testing programme you are helping us to identify people who don’t know they are infectious and could pass the virus on to others so we can stop COVID-19 in its tracks.

If you are 18 or over and have been invited to take a rapid test, you can book a slot online.

To book a test at St Mark's Church Hall, please book online or call the number below. Please do not contact St Mark's Church directly to book an appointment.

If you need help to make a booking at a rapid testing site, you can call us on 01733 747474 and choose option 7.

Our phone lines are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. We are closed on bank holidays.

The test we are using in a rolling programme across the City is quick and safe. This test is free and is being offered only to people who don’t have symptoms in certain areas.

If you do have symptoms, please book a test immediately at one of the permanent sites in Peterborough, by calling 119 or booking online.

How the rapid test works

  • The test detects the presence or absence of coronavirus when you apply a sample, taken with a swab, to the device’s absorbent pad.
  • It takes less than 15 minutes to do the test and you will be sent your test result in around 30 minutes.
  • If you have a mobile phone that can connect to the internet, this will help with registering your information and your test results can be sent via a text, if you don’t then the testing site will be able to use their mobile to register your details.
  • You will be given detailed instructions of how to do the test by the testing assistant.

If you test positive

If you test positive, you will need to isolate whilst you wait for the results of a confirmation test. We will get in touch to give you more information - including bringing you a further test that can be done at your home - and details about practical and financial support available to help you isolate.

If you test negative

You must still take extra care. We are offering you this rapid test because you live in an area of high infection - so don’t invite anyone into your home who doesn’t live with you, work from home if you can, wash your hands often and well, keep your distance from people you don’t live with, wear a mask in shops or on public transport. You need to continue to take these measures even if you test negative. Find out more about public advice.

Data protection

You will need to register your details online and give consent for NHS Test and Trace to process your data and contact you with your results.

Find out more about how NHS Test and Trace will use your data.

Your information regarding the test may be shared with Peterborough City Council.

Find out how the Council will use your data.