Getting back to school

Family rapid test pack

Parents/guardians with nursery school, primary school, secondary school and college aged children can collect a FREE pack of Rapid Tests (also known as Lateral Flow Tests), so that they can test themselves twice-weekly at home.

People in childcare bubbles or support bubbles with families that have nursery school, primary school, secondary school and college aged children are also eligible to receive the packs and are also being encouraged to test themselves twice a week.

Rapid Test packs are available to collect from the following collection sites in Hounslow:

  • Padstow Walk car park, Feltham TW14 9XU - Open 2.30pm – 8pm (Mon-Sun)
  • Brabazon Road Sports Courts, Heston TW5 9LT - Open 2.30pm – 8pm (Mon-Sun)
  • Stamford Brook car park, Chiswick W4 1NH - Open 2.30pm – 8pm (Mon-Sun)

Find additional collection testing site locations and opening times 

Alternatively, you can pick up a FREE pack of Rapid Tests from one of our Community Mass Testing sites at Hounslow House, Isleworth Library, Heston Library or Staines Rugby Club in Feltham.

No need to book. To collect your family’s pack, you must be over 18 years old and NOT have COVID-19 symptoms.

You can also access Rapid Tests via your employer if they are offering testing to employees

If you cannot get tested at your workplace or are unable to go to a collection site, you can order a home test kit online: Order rapid lateral flow home test kits

You should report every result to NHS Test and Trace on the same day you take the test. Report your test result online or by calling 119.  

PLEASE NOTE: Secondary school and college students will be receiving their test kits from school/college. Children of primary school age (and below) are not being asked to take a test.

Rapid testing is available for those who do not have COVID-19 symptoms. If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms book a test online via the NHS website or call 119


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