Covid-19 Rapid Testing

The Hub has re-opened as a Covid-19 rapid lateral flow test centre.

Rapid testing at The Hub

The Hub offers free Covid-19 rapid testing to people without symptoms.

Please note that all regular activities at The Hub (including the Library) remain suspended – only testing will be taking place at the moment.

Opening Times

Day Times
Monday 10am – 6pm
Tuesday 10am – 6pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Covid-19 rapid home test kits

Covid-19 rapid home test kits can now be picked up from The Hub.
 
People who work in a school or college, who live or bubble with someone at school or college, childcare providers and people working in an occupation critical to the reopening or schools, are eligible for home testing and are urged to get tested twice week to help keep the city’s schools Covid-secure.
 
You can pick up free rapid Covid-19 home test kits from The Hub between 8am to 11am, every day except Wednesday or Sunday. 
 

What is rapid / lateral flow testing?
Rapid testing is only available for people without symptoms of Covid-19 who haven’t been instructed to self-isolate by NHS Track and Trace. They are most effective at picking up on Covid-19 infections in people who are not yet displaying symptoms.

This is really important because you may have the virus without knowing and inadvertently pass Covid-19 on to loved ones, friends or work colleagues. If detected early, you are able to self-isolate which will in turn help break the chain of transmission at an early stage and reduce the spread of the virus.

The likelihood is you won’t have Covid-19 but, if it turns out you do, you will be able to take the necessary steps to protect yourself, your loved ones and the wider community.

How do I get a test?
No appointment is necessary and all are welcome. The process is rapid and you'll have your results inside the hour.

Please note, testing is not available to anyone who has been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace OR if you have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 90 days.

Testing is available for ages 2+, but under 18s should be accompanied by a parent, carer or guardian.

To receive your result you can either provide a mobile phone number and/or email address.

For those without access to a mobile phone or e-mail - a unique test ID will be provided and you can call 119, 24 hours after the test to get your result.

      • Please note that all regular activities at The Hub (including the Library) remain suspended - only testing will be taking place at the moment.

Why is testing important?
No appointment is necessary and all are welcome. The process is rapid and you'll have your results inside the hour.

Testing is important because it helps us prevent Covid-19 from spreading so we:

      • save lives – particularly those most at risk
      • protect our health and care systems
      • prevent the need for a local lockdown
      • support our economic recovery, helping people safely return to normal
If you test positive
If your test result is positive you should immediately self-isolate for 10 days and book a test either online or by calling 119.

Book a full test online

If you would like support booking a coronavirus test, you can also call a member of City of Wolverhampton's Book a Test Team on 01902 290244, Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm. Individuals can still book a test online using the link above during the hours the line is closed.

More Info
For more information, please contact City of Wolverhampton Council.

How to find us

Our Address

The Hub
Griffiths Drive, Ashmore Park, Wolverhampton, WV11 2LH.

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Getting Here

By Car: You'll find us on Griffiths Drive between Ashmore Park Health Centre and Corpus Christi Church. If you're coming from the Lichfield Rd, drive up Peacock Ave and turn right when it meets Griffiths Drive and you'll see the Heath Centre, we're next door. We have a car park at the rear of the building and there is plenty of unrestricted street parking nearby (please avoid parking on grass verges though!).

By Public Transport: The 59 bus route stops opposite The Hub and runs from Wolverhampton City Centre every 6 mins at peak times, you can also catch the 59 outside the back entrance of Wolverhampton Train Station.

By Taxi: Find a local taxi at Yell.com

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