If you have symptoms and believe you need a test, then you can:
- Request a home kit by visiting https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
- By downloading the Covid App,
- Call NHS 119 (like 111 but for covid testing only).
The local sites are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY:
Main Drive-through sites:
- Bexhill: 7 Wainwright Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 3UR
- Plumpton racecourse
Main Walk-through sites:
- Eastbourne - Devonshire Park
- Hastings: Upper Helenswood Academy Car Park, Hastings TN34 2AF
If you don't have symptoms but want to routinely test:
Free testing for those without symptoms is an important new line of defense to protect our recovery. You still have to keep the usual safety measures.
Testing will help us
Keep on the roadmap to freedom
Stop the spread
Protect the NHS
TESTS: Now available free to all without symptoms and you can do at home, order online or collect locally.
You can get a pack of 7 tests sent to your home. Order rapid lateral flow home test kits https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
If you do tests at home, you'll need to report your results online or on the phone.
Lateral flow tests are a type of disposable molecular test used to detect an active infection. No laboratory processing is needed, so they can be used on the spot near the person being tested. They are a cheap technology that can be made in large volumes; this suits mass testing for which large quantities of tests are needed. A nose and throat swab fluid sample is applied to an absorbent pad. The test kit contains antibodies that bind to SARS-CoV-2 proteins on the virus. A positive result is seen as a dark band or a fluorescent glow on the test strip, with a result in about 30 minutes.
Three lateral flow devices have passed the Government’s minimum standards for quality:
- Healgen Coronavirus Antigen Rapid Test.
- SD Biosensor Lateral Flow Test.
- Innova SARS-CoV-2 Antigen test.
Pick up Home Test Kits
Fort Fun Princes Park Car Park, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, BN22 7LQ site is operating as a test site for symptomatic testing but only in the mornings. In the afternoons 2:30pm – 8:00pm, following a clean down, it is operating as a Community Collect site for people to collect home test kits and supports the Government statements on providing universal asymptomatic testing.
A.E. Pharma Limited, 11 Grand Hotel Buildings, Compton Street, EASTBOURNE EAST SUSSEX, BN21 4EJ - Pick up site - for at home test kits
A & S Shillam Limited, 82 Seaside, Eastbourne, BN22 7QP - Pick up site - for at home test kits
Asda, Crumbles Harbour Village, BN23 6JH - Pick up site - for at home test kits
Boots, Princes Park Health Ctr, Wartling Road, EASTBOURNE EAST SUSSEX, BN22 7PG - Pick up site - for at home test kits
Day Lewis, 2 Furness Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4EY - Test site for people with no symptoms - a booking is required
Day Lewis, 10 Freshwater Square, BN22 0PS - Test site for people with no symptoms - a booking is required
Osbon Medicals Limited, 116-118 Cavendish Place, Eastbourne, BN21 3TZ - Pick up site - for at home test kits
Tesco Stores, Lottbridge Drove, BN23 6QD - Pick up site - for at home test kits