Book a symptom free COVID-19 test
If you are looking for information about the surge testing programme in parts of Maidstone please read our page on the surge testing programme.
Rapid-result coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for people who don’t have symptoms will help to find people who may be unknowingly spreading the virus in the community.
You can now book an appointment at one of 19 sites across Kent. These sites are in addition to the regional and local testing sites for people who have symptoms.
The test site locations for Maidstone are:
Kent ME14 1XQ
Kent Show Ground
Kent ME14 3JF
Who can book a test
Anyone who does not have symptoms and lives or works in Kent can book a test.
Before you book
You must book a separate appointment for each member of your household that needs a test.
To book a test you must:
- confirm you're eligible
- confirm you do not have coronavirus symptoms
- provide your name, date of birth, postcode, and contact details
Results and next steps
You will have a lateral flow swab test and will get your result within half an hour. If the result is positive, you will be told to self-isolate, follow the national guidance and you will be instructed to have a PCR test to confirm your positive result. If the result is negative, you must still continue to observe social distancing guidelines, wear a mask in public and regularly wash your hands.
Please keep following the rules and limit your social interactions. It's important to self-isolate, not only after receiving a positive test result but also while you wait for the results.