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Get a coronavirus test

Whether you have coronavirus symptoms or not, there are now lots of ways you can get tested in Barking and Dagenham. If you’re in doubt or want peace of mind, get a test using the information below.

If you have symptoms

The three main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature 
  • a new, continuous cough 
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste 

If you have any of these symptoms, isolate immediately and get a test. Only leave your home to get a test.

Book a test online

Or call 119 to book an appointment at one of the 3 sites below or an additional 2 mobile testing sites at Barking Town Hall and Marks Gate.

There are also 3 walk-in test sites in the borough you can visit without an appointment.

LocationOpening times
Mayesbrook Park Car Park, Lodge Avenue, Dagenham RM8 2JR (opposite Illchester Road)7am to 9pm
Chadwell Heath Community Centre, High Road, Chadwell Heath RM6 6AS7am to 9pm

Curzon Community Centre car park, Bastable Avenue, Barking IG11 0LG

8am to 8pm 

You can get a test for:

  • yourself, if you have coronavirus symptoms now
  • someone you live with, if they have coronavirus symptoms
  • yourself, if you have been told to have a test before you go into hospital, for example, for surgery

COVID-19 test site FAQs

If you don't have symptoms

If you have no symptoms you can still get a quick test at the location below with the results available within an hour.

LocationOpening timesBooking
Gascoigne Children’s Centre, 140 St Ann’s, Barking IG11 7ADDaily. 10am to 7pmWalk-in and booking available
Becontree Leisure Centre, Althorne Way, Dagenham RM10 7FHDaily. 10am to 7pmWalk-in only

If you have a smartphone please bring this as it will make registration quicker. 

Please keep checking back for more information about testing centres as the situation is changing quickly.