Rapid tests are available from pharmacies, because testing is key to reducing the spread of the virus.
One in three people with COVID-19 do not display any symptoms and this can mean that the virus is spread to other people, including people you live with.
Residents are encouraged to pick up rapid tests from selected local pharmacies across the borough.
Councillor Josh Blacker, the council’s cabinet member for healthy lives, said: “No matter if you’ve had the vaccine and you’re following public health guidance, it is important to get tested so you check weather you are infectious.
“I’ve picked up a box of tests from my local pharmacy in Acton. You can find your nearest pharmacy on the Ealing Council website.
“Get tested and Keep Ealing Safe.”
Collect from a pharmacy
Residents do not need to book and can walk-up and collect their test kits:
- Ariana pharmacy, 472 Greenford Road, Greenford UB6 8SQ
- Banks Chemist, 59 Old Oak Common Lane, East Acton, W3 7DD
- Bright Health, 1318 Greenford Road, Greenford UB6 0HL
- Jade Pharmacy, 3 crossland parade, crossland ave, Southall UB2 5RB
- Marcus Jone, 96 Old Oak Common Lane, Acton W3 7DA
- Northfields Pharmacy, 30 Northfield Avenue, Ealing, W13 9RL
- Puri Pharmacy, 39 Western Road, Southall, UB2 5HE
- South Ealing Pharmacy, 186 South Ealing Road, Ealing, W5 4RJ
- Wellcare Pharmacy, 155 High Street, Acton, W3 6LP
- Gills Pharmacy, 31 – 33 King Street, Southall, UB2 4DG
- Mattock Lane, 8 St Johns Parade Mattock Lane, W13 9LL
- Walkers Pharmacy, 6 the broadway, Gunnersbury Lane, W3 8HR
Residents can also get a rapid test through the following options:
- Order at-home test kits from the government website
- Collect at-home test kits from a number of local pharmacies.
If you have symptoms
If you have symptoms (a high temperature; a new continuous cough; a loss of smell or taste) you should self-isolate immediately with your family and get a COVID-19 test.
More information on getting tested is available on the Ealing Council website.