Coronavirus

COVID-19 Test and Trace

Extra local restrictions are in place across Kirklees from Tuesday 22 September

More information:

COVID-19 restrictions in Kirklees

If you have COVID-19 symptoms get tested

The easiest way to get a test at your nearest available testing centre is to book one online.

Book a test:

Get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus
  • You can also call 119 for advice and support.
  • You can decide whether you get your test at a drive-through or walk-through test site or by ordering a home test kit.
  • Remember don't delay - the test must take place in the first 5 days of your symptoms so request a test a soon as you have symptoms.

Current high demand

The Government has confirmed that a high demand nationally is causing problems for people trying to get tested but they are working to rectify these issues.

Who should get tested

You should only get tested if you have symptoms

  • The main symptoms of coronavirus are: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
  • Only if you have one of these symptoms should you book a test.
  • If someone in your household starts to have symptoms, then that person must get tested and the rest of the household should self-isolate with them whilst they wait for the results.
  • If you or other members of the household don't have symptoms, then you should not get a test - only people with symptoms should get tested.
  • If you are unable to get a test but need medical advice about your symptoms, you can call 111.

Kirklees testing centres

Only attend if you have symptoms

There are a number of different sites available to get tested in Kirklees. Not all sites are open every day so you should book in advance.

Book a test:

Get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus

Drive-through testing sites

  • You or someone you live with must have a car or small van to get to a drive-through regional test site
  • An assistant may do the swab test for you or you may have to do it yourself. Staff at the site will tell you when you get there.

Batley

Location: Wards Hill Car Park, Wellington Street, Batley, WF17 5HZ


Dewsbury

Location: Cliffe Street Car Park, Sharp Street, Dewsbury, WF13 1QZ


Holmfirth

Location: Car Park at Holmfirth Pool and Fitness Centre, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3JL


Fartown

Location: Fartown Cricket Club, Spaines Road, Huddersfield, HD2 2RE

Walk-through testing sites

  • You and people you live with must arrive together by foot or bicycle. Do not go by public transport or taxi.
  • Everyone must wear a face covering, except children under the age of 3.

Ravensthorpe

Location: Ravensthorpe KNH (Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing), Queens Street, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury WF13 3BT

Parking: Ravensthorpe Retail Park, Huddersfield Road, Dewsbury, WF13 3HN

Please do not park on Queen Street when attending the site.

About Test and Trace

Main symptoms of COVID-19

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms:

  • A high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • A new, continuous, dry cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
If you have symptoms

Self-isolate immediately

  • Don't leave your home or have visitors.
  • Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble must also self-isolate. Make sure you tell them.

Book a test:

Get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus

You may be entitled to a Test and Trace support payment:

Apply for a Test and Trace support payment
Isolate with symptoms
Why it is important to self-isolate
  • You stop the chance of giving the virus to someone else.
  • If you live with other people it's possible you will pass it onto them. This is why they must also self-isolate with you, so they don't also pass it on to other people.
  • By doing this you are containing the virus within your home. You stop yourself from spreading it to friends and family that don't live with you and also to the community you live in.

You may be entitled to a Test and Trace support payment:

Apply for a Test and Trace support payment
What happens when you go for test

If you've booked a test at a drive through site

  • You or someone you live with must have a car or small van to get to a drive-through regional test site.
  • You can bring up to 3 other people you live with to be tested.
  • An assistant may do the swab test for you or you may have to do it yourself. Staff at the site will tell you when you get there.

If you've booked a test at a walk-through site

  • You and people you live with must arrive together by foot or bicycle. Do not go by public transport or taxi.
  • Everyone must wear a face covering, except children under the age of 3.
If you test negative

If you have a test and it comes back negative then you and your household can stop isolating immediately.

If you test positive
  • You must isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. Everyone in your household must isolate for 14 days.
  • You will be contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service.
  • They will ask you where you've been recently and who you have been in close contact with.
  • Close contacts are people who have:
    • been close enough to cough on you
    • had a face-to-face conversation within 1 metre
    • had unprotected skin-to-skin physical contact
    • travelled in a small vehicle with you
    • had any contact within 1 metre for 1 minute or longer without face-to-face contact
    • been within 2 metres of you for more than 15 minutes.
  • Those people will be traced and contacted.
How you will be contacted if you are traced
  • You will be contacted by email, text or phone.
  • Text messages will come from NHStracing
  • Calls will come from 0300 013 5000 from a trained NHS contact tracer.
  • You will be asked to sign into NHS Test and Trace
  • If you are contacted by phone, you will be asked a number of questions.
What to do if you are contacted
  • You must follow their advice and self-isolate for 14 days. By doing this you are helping to break the chain of the virus.
  • Even if you don't have symptoms you could still have the virus and pass it on unknowingly to your friends and family.
  • If you do start to develop symptoms you must still request a test right away.
Follow Test and Trace instructions
Beware of scams

Test and Trace will NEVER:

  • ask for bank details or payments
  • ask for details of any other accounts such as social media
  • ask you to set up a password or PIN number over the phone
  • ask you to call a premium rate number, like those starting 09 or 087
What happens to the data

The best way to find out what happens to the data is to take a look at Testing for coronavirus: privacy information - quick read guide

What to do if there has been an outbreak in your area
  • If you haven't been contacted by Test and Trace it means you haven't been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.
  • Therefore you are able to continue living your life as normal within government guidelines to help stop the spread. You must continue to wash your hands with soap and water, regularly for 20 seconds and keep at least 2 metres from people not from your household.
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