Southampton City Council will be offering COVID-19 symptom-free testing from Saturday 6 March to the following:

  • People who live or work in Southampton and can’t work from home here
  • People who have sustained contact with school children and early years. This includes anyone living in households of children, members of support bubbles, childcare and those in related occupations (as defined by central government)

The short-term testing scheme is aimed at those without symptoms of coronavirus COVID-19.

One in three people with COVID-19 don’t have symptoms, so could spread the infection without realising it. The more people we can identify through these symptom-free tests who have the virus and then self-isolate, the better our chance of breaking the chains of transmission and returning to a more normal way of life. Testing slots must be booked in advance.

Bookings will be available from: southampton.gov.uk/symptomfreetest