Testing when you have symptoms

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get a test immediately.

Warning If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should request a test as soon as possible. The test is free, and you should get it done within the first five days of having symptoms. 

You can also request a test if you have been in contact with someone who has had a positive COVID-19 test result, if you need to confirm a positive result from a Lateral Flow Device or if you have otherwise been advised to get tested.

There are a number of local and regional testing facilities in Oxfordshire which are open seven days a week:

Regional sites (drive through)

  • one drive-through facility at Oxford Parkway

Local sites (walk-through)

  • Banbury (Castle Quay shopping centre)
  • Oxford (Osney Lane, and Oxford Brookes University in Headington)
  • Witney (Woodford Way car park).


Additional Mobile Testing Units set up around the county to increase the range of testing sites available each day.

Details are available on the national testing website..

Booking is required for all sites. You will be advised about available locations when you book your appointment

Alternatively, you can ask for a free test kit to be delivered to your home.