Covid-19 (coronavirus) testing
Find out if you are eligible to apply for a coronavirus test and how to book a test.
You must book to have a test carried out. You will need your booking confirmation details when you attend for your test.
Who can be tested
To find out if you can be tested see Gov.uk: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - getting tested.
How to book a test
Your test can either be booked by:
- yourself (this is a self-referral - Gov.uk: Self referral test for coronavirus) or
- your employer
Visit Gov.uk: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - getting tested to book a test for yourself, your employees and for more information about the testing process.
Mobile testing dates and locations
You must book a test using Gov.uk: Self referral test for coronavirus and you will need your booking confirmation details when you attend for your test. You will not be tested if you turn up without a booking.
The mobile testing centres are organised by the military on behalf of the government. See the table below which shows when and where you can book a test for.
Ikea Gateshead, NE11 9XS
Please note that the government are advising it can take approximately one hour once you have booked a slot.