Coronavirus testing options in Hounslow

Local tests for people WITH NO symptoms (Rapid LFD tests)

Rapid LATERAL FLOW TESTING is for ALL residents WITHOUT symptoms.

What are LFDs (Lateral flow devices) 

Lateral flow devices (LFDs) are one of the new tools being used to help us to detect and fight COVID-19. 

Lateral flow tests are designed to detect the presence or absence of coronavirus amongst people who are not experiencing symptoms (asymptomatic) and would not otherwise be coming forward for a test. The test cannot tell whether you have had the virus in the past, or if you have recently been exposed to the virus but are not yet infectious. This is a public health measure to help control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Hounslow.   

These tests are safe, free and do not require a laboratory to process the results.

Results are available in approximately 30 minutes.  

Who can book? 

Residents of Hounslow.

Please note: Rapid tests are now available for anyone over 12 years old (12-15 year olds need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian).

DO NOT book a lateral flow test if you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus:  

  • A high temperature  
  • New, continuous cough  
  • Loss of, or change to, your sense of taste or smell  

If you are experiencing symptoms, then you should visit GOV.UK or call 119 to arrange a PCR test.  

How to book

We encourage you to book an appointment for your test although the sites will allow walk-ins if they are not too busy.    


If you are unable to book online, or require support, please call 0207 084 9697 and press Option 2. 

You must wear a mask when you arrive at the location for your test.  

We encourage you to book an appointment for your rapid test, but you can also drop-in without an appointment, if you prefer.   Sites are open seven days a week. 


Attending your appointment

You must arrive on time. If you are late you may not be able to take your test.  

You must NOT attend your appointment if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.  

You should bring:  

  • A face covering  
  • A smartphone (if you have one)  
  • Water, if desired, as we cannot provide this at the test site   
Hounslow area  

Heston Library  

New Heston Road  
TW5 0LW  

If you arrive by car, please use the car park beside the library  

Hounslow House  

7 Bath Road
TW3 3EB  

Click here if you require suggestions of where you can park nearby

Isleworth Library

South Street
TW7 7BG  

Click here if you require suggestions of where you can park nearby  

Staines Rugby Club  

Snakey Lane
Staines Rugby Club
TW13 7NB


Watch our video below showing you the procedure for Rapid Testing at Hounslow House

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