Coronavirus

Rapid lateral flow testing

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COVID-19 vaccination programme tells you who is eligible and how to get vaccinated.

COVID-19 restrictions in Kirklees tells you what restrictions are in place.

This page is about rapid lateral flow testing.

Go to Getting a PCR test if you require a test because you have symptoms.

Fixed rapid lateral flow test sites and collection points

Select a site on the finder to view its address, opening times and whether it is busy before you go.

Different test sites are open between different hours. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before a site closes.

Find a test site or collection point

Mobile test and collect sites

You can get an assisted lateral flow test and pick up your home-test collection kits from these sites. Anyone over 18 can collect two packs of home testing kits (containing seven tests each).

You don't need to book, just turn up and please wear a face covering and social distance from those outside your household or bubble.

Where it says 'collect only' there isn't any assisted testing available, they only offer collection of home testing kits.

Our testing kits are in high demand so these times may differ if the team run out of kits on the day.

Please remember that you can get tested at one of these asymptomatic test sites if you do not have symptoms:


January


  • Huddersfield - Monday 24 January - 9am - Huddersfield Open Market, Brook Street, Huddersfield, HD1 (test and collect)
  • Dewsbury - Tuesday 25 January - 11am - Mullaco Supermarket, Slaithwaite Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0AA (testing only)
  • Dewsbury - Wednesday 26 January - 10:30am - shops at 179 Chickenley Lane, Dewsbury, WF12 8DG (test and collect)
  • Earlsheaton - Wednesday 26 January - 1pm - Nisa Local, 6-7 St Peters Parade, Earlsheaton, WF12 8LW (collect only)
  • Birstall - Thursday 27 January - 9am - Birstall Market Car Park, Market Street, Birstall, WF17 9EL (collect only)
  • Huddersfield - Friday 28 January - 9:40am - Methodist Mission Cafe, 3-13 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QA (test and collect)
  • Birkby - Friday 28 January - 12:30pm - Masjid Omar Mosque, 32 Blacker Road, Birkby, Huddersfield, HD1 5HT (collect only)
  • Dewsbury - Saturday 29 January - 9am - Dewsbury Open Market, 32 Cloth Hall Street, Dewsbury, WF13 1QE (test and collect)

Order rapid flow test kits online

You can order free packs of rapid lateral flow tests to be sent to your home.

Order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests

Testing and isolation

If you have COVID-19 you can stop self-isolating on day six if you provide a negative lateral flow test result on days five and six.

If you still test positive you must stay in isolation until you provide two negative tests on consecutive days, or until 10 days have passed.

  • If you are double-vaccinated and come into contact with a person with COVID you should take daily lateral flow tests for seven days, rather than self-isolate. This includes contact with people with the Omicron variant.
  • If you are unvaccinated you still need to isolate for 10 days if you are a contact of a person with COVID.

Benefits of getting a rapid lateral flow test

Taking a test helps reduce the spread of the virus in your community, however it is not mandatory to have a test.

  • If you test positive, you help to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19 in your household and community.
  • The test identifies and supports infectious people to isolate before they develop symptoms.
  • Testing helps with the management and containment of COVID-19 outbreaks.
  • Testing protects those most vulnerable to the impacts and consequences of COVID-19.

Accuracy of the test

  • Lateral Flow Devices (LFDs) find at least half of the cases that Test and Trace testing detects.
  • They find about three-quarters of people who have very high amounts of virus present when tested.

Fixed testing sites

These are different sites to those you book through the national system when you have symptoms.

Different test sites are open between different hours. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before a site closes.

  • They are open for everyone who lives or works in Kirklees to use.
  • You do not need to book, simply go to and walk through any of the sites.

At the testing site

You must not attend one of these sites if you have any coronavirus symptoms. Instead go to Getting a PCR test

  • You must wear a face covering, including in the queue.
  • You need to register on arrival. If you have an internet-enabled smartphone please bring it with you to speed up the process.

How you will get your results

  • You will be given a bar code.
  • Results are ready very quickly - from 30 minutes to a couple of hours.
  • You will receive your results by text or email soon after you leave the test site.
  • If you don't have a mobile phone or email address, you can provide the mobile number or email address of a family member or friend who is happy to receive the results on your behalf.

If you don't receive your result within 3 days

  • You can take another test.
  • Or you can call 119. Quote your barcode number and they will try to track down your result.

Testing kit collection points

  • They are open for everyone who lives or works in Kirklees to use.
  • They include dedicated collection points and pharmacies.
  • You do not need to book, simply go to and walk through any of the sites.
  • You can collect 2 packs of home test kits. Each pack contains 7 tests.
  • Anyone 18 or over can collect the tests.

At the collection point

You must not attend one of these sites if you have any coronavirus symptoms. Instead go to Getting a PCR test

  • You must wear a face covering, including in the queue.

We advise everyone to take a supervised rapid lateral flow test when collecting home tests for the first time at one of our sites. Testing at these sites is assisted, which means you will swab yourself under the supervision of a trained operator. This helps us make sure people know how to accurately take the tests at home.

What to do when you test yourself at home

  • Take a throat and nose swab sample.
  • Then process it with an extraction fluid and a Lateral Flow Device (LFD).
  • The LFD can detect COVID-19 antigens that are produced when a person is infected with the virus.
  • If antigen is present, then a coloured strip on the LFD will appear and show a positive result.

How to do a rapid lateral flow test

How to report your result

Report every result to NHS Test and Trace on the same day you take the test.

Report a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test result

Understanding your test results

Positive lateral flow result

Isolate immediately!

If you have symptoms, get a PCR test to confirm the result.

If you don't have symptoms, you don't have to take a PCR test to confirm the result.

Self-isolation

Getting a PCR test

Negative lateral flow result

A negative lateral flow test result does not mean you definitely don't have COVID-19 due to the accuracy of the test. You must continue to follow prevention and health advice.

COVID-19 restrictions in Kirklees

Prevention and health advice

NHS Test and Trace

  • NHS Test and Trace or Local Contact Tracing will contact you if you report a positive test.
  • Positive results from tests will be collected by NHS Test and Trace and published as part of the daily case numbers.

Test and Trace: What to do if you are traced

Help and support

If you test positive for COVID-19 or are asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace following this process you may be eligible for financial and practical support.

Financial support

COVID-19 Community Response

Apply for a Test and Trace support payment

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