Coronavirus testing in Northamptonshire

Coronavirus testing availability of testing is currently limited due to high demand across the country.

If you have coronavirus symptoms and are unable to book a test in the local area today, more testing slots are released after 6pm each evening and then further slots the following day. Only people with coronavirus symptoms should book a test.

If you don’t have symptoms please do not come forward for a test as you may be taking a test away from someone who really needs it.

See our local enhanced contact tracing guidance.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • high temperature
  • continuous new cough
  • loss of smell
  • loss of taste

Book your free test

Coronavirus tests must be booked in advance. You can book your test online or call 119. You can also order a test which you can do at home, subject to availability.

Mobile testing locations - Friday 18 September


​Location​Testing arrangements​Opening hours
​Market Square

​Pedestrian testing only

​8am to 8pm, Gowerton Road, Brackmills, NN4 7BW

​Drive-through and pedestrians​10:30am to 3:30pm


​Location​Testing arrangements​Opening hours
​London Road car park, NN15 7QA ​Pedestrian testing only​8am to 8pm
​Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive, NN15 6PB​Drive-through testing only​8am to 8pm


​Location​Testing arrangements​Opening hours
James Ashworth VC Square, NN17 1QG ​Pedestrian testing only​8am to 8pm


​Location​Testing arrangements​Opening hours

Ford Parts Distribution Centre, Royal Oak Way South, NN11 8NT

​Drive-through and pedestrians10:30am to 3:30pm


​Location​Testing arrangements​Opening hours

Market Square

​Drive-through and pedestrians

10:30am to 3:30pm


​Location​Testing arrangements​Opening hours
Silverstone Circuit, NN12 8TN​Drive-through and pedestrians10:30am to 3:30pm

What you need to remember when going for your test

  • Take your registration details or QR code
  • Anyone driving to a test site is reminded to keep their car windows closed until staff ask you to open them
  • See what to expect at a mobile testing unit

What to do if you test positive

  • If you test positive for coronavirus, you must stay at home for at least 10 days and until you feel better. Anyone in your household should stay at home for 14 days.
  • Follow the national stay at home guidance for households with possible or confirmed Covid-19 infection