Covid-19 update: Testing Centre Opens In Colchester

Published: 18th January 2021

A new fast testing centre is opening in Colchester for those who DO NOT have symptoms of Covid-19.

Colchester residents with no symptoms are being encouraged to get tested to help reduce the spread of the virus and the pressure it is putting on hospitals and the care system.

The new Colchester Testing Centre is situated at Leisure World Colchester, Cowdray Avenue, CO1 1YH and will be operational from Saturday 16 January 2021.

This centre offers new and fast Lateral Flow Tests, ONLY for people for who DO NOT have symptoms and gives results in around 30 minutes.

Tests are by appointment only and bookings should be made online. Anyone booking should live in Colchester. You can book a test here.

Booking online is the quickest and most effective option for residents seeking a Lateral Flow Test.

If you're not able to book using the online form, you can call 0333 772 6144 to arrange an appointment. Lines are open from 8am to 8pm, every day including Saturday and Sunday.

You can also email: and a member of staff will contact you to arrange an appointment.

Anyone WITH symptoms should book a test via the NHS Test and Trace App, or here.

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