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Wakefield LFT

Wakefield Lateral Flow Testing service is a local coronavirus testing service for people who are symptom-free (asymptomatic). Lateral flow tests are currently only offered for people who do NOT have symptoms of possible COVID-19.


If you do have any of these symptoms then you need to book a PCR test immediately here: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 01924 224497.


You are eligible for regular Lateral Flow testing if:

• You do not have any symptoms of possible COVID-19 (cough, temperature or loss of taste/smell).

• You live or work in Wakefield

• You are unable to stay at home during lockdown because of your job, voluntary or caring responsibilities.

• You are willing to have regular (twice weekly) tests whenever possible

• You are parent and/or support bubble of schoolchildren

Please note that during the period of national lockdown everyone who is able to stay at home should do so. Staying at home is the best way to make sure you don’t catch or pass on the virus, and if you can stay at home there is no need for you to have lateral flow tests.

There 3 testing sites in the Wakefield District:

Wakefield Market Hall site located at Market Hall, Union Street, Wakefield, WF1 3AD. This site operates Monday - Sunday, 8.40 - 19.00

Castleford – Holywell Lane Day Centre site located at Holywell Lane Centre, Holywell Lane, Castleford, WF10 3HH. This site operates Monday - Sunday, 8.40-13.00 and 14.10 - 19.00

Kinsley & Fitzwilliam Community Centre site located at Kinsley & Fitzwilliam Community Centre, Kinsley, WF9 5BP. This site operates Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings 8.20 - 11.30 and Wednesday and Friday afternoons 15.20 - 18.30


If you are eligible and would like to book an appointment, please check through the availability.

Wakefield Community Collect

Wakefield Community Collect is a service for you to collect packs of test kits so that your whole family can test twice weekly at home.

Who can get tested?

Anyone who is not showing Covid-19 symptoms.

Can I use these tests if I have symptoms?

Lateral flow tests are ONLY for people who do NOT have symptoms of possible COVID-19. If you do have any symptoms of Coronavirus then you need to book a PCR test immediately here: nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 01924 224497.

Where can I collect tests?

You can collect tests from our three community testing sites, or from a number of our local libraries.

Our local test finder shows you the location and opening hours of all collection points

https://wakefield.maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/

The four community collect sites are at:

Wakefield Market Hall site located at Market Hall, Union Street, Wakefield, WF1 3AD. This site operates Monday - Sunday, 8.40 - 19.00

Castleford – Holywell Lane Day Centre site located at Holywell Lane Centre, Holywell Lane, Castleford, WF10 3HH. This site operates Monday - Sunday, 8.40-13.00 and 14.10 - 19.00

Kinsley & Fitzwilliam Community Centre site located at Kinsley & Fitzwilliam Community Centre, Kinsley, WF9 5BP. This site operates Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings 8.20 - 11.30 and Wednesday and Friday afternoons 15.20 - 18.30

From 12th April - Havercroft & Ryhill Community Centre site located at Havercroft & Ryhill Community Learning Centre, Mulberry Pl, Ryhill, Wakefield WF4 2BD. The site operates Monday - Friday, 13.30 - 14.30.

The local libraries are:

South Elmsall Library(01977 723220)

Pontefract Library (01977 727692)

Hemsworth Library (01977 722270)

Wakefield Library and Museum (01924 305 376)

Airedale Library (01977724040)

Castleford Forum Library and Museum (01977722085)

Featherstone Library (01977722745)

Horbury Library (01924303060)

Normanton Library (01924302525)

Ossett Library (01924303040)

Sandal Library (01924303355)

Stanley Library (01924 303130)

Booking a collection slot

Booking is strongly advised to avoid queues and to make your visit to the site as quick as possible.

To book a collection slot at the three community sites, please check the availability below.

To pre-book a collection at one of the libraries, please ring on the library numbers above.

If you are eligible and would like to book a collection appointment, please check through the availability. Please note that only one person needs to book the Lateral Flow Test pack for the household or support bubble.