Home testing kits
To make regular testing as easy and accessible as possible, rapid lateral flow home test kits are now available in Barnet. You can:
Who can order a home test kit
Home test kits are currently available for people living or working in Barnet and are part of 1 of the following groups:
- households, childcare bubbles and support bubbles of primary or secondary school pupils or staff, (including temporary workers and volunteers)
- staff and volunteers who work closely with or within schools; such as after-school clubs and youth organisations, specialist teachers, psychologists or support workers, or children’s transport staff
- staff and volunteers who work in children’s care services; for example children’s residential homes, domestic abuse refuges, childminders, and children’s social care workers
Primary and secondary teachers, and secondary aged pupils will receive test kits directly from their schools.
As lockdown restriction ease, we hope to widen the eligibility for home testing to more residents and workers in Barnet. If you currently leave your home for an exempt activity, but are not eligible for home test kits, we encourage you to get a rapid test at a one of the Barnet rapid testing sites
How to start regular home testing
You can collect 14 home test kits (2 packs) at a local collection point.
You can collect your home test kits from these sites:
- Watling Community Centre (HA8 0TR) from 2.30pm to 8pm
- Osidge Lane Car Park, Southgate (N14 5DU) from 2.30pm to 8pm
- Fenella Building Car Park, Middlesex university (NW4 4BS) from 2.30pm to 8pm
- Burnt Oak Leisure Centre (HA8 0NP) from Monday to Friday, 3pm to 8pm, and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, 9am to 5pm
- Chipping Barnet Library (EN5 4QT), Tuesday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm, Wednesday from 2pm to 7pm, Friday from 2pm to 5pm, Saturday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
- Edgware Library (HA8 8NN), Monday from 10am 1pm and 2pm to 4pm, Tuesday from 10am to 1pm, Thursday from 2pm to 7pm, Saturday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
- Finchley Church End Library (N3 2LN), Monday from 2pm to 7pm, Wednesday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm, Friday from 10am to 1pm, Saturday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.
You do not need to make a booking to collect your home test kit, but the person collecting the kit must be aged 18 or over.
You can check online if the location is busy before you go. You will be asked for your name and contact details.
When arriving at the collection site, you are required to wear a face covering, unless you are exempt or have a reasonable excuse in accordance with the latest government guidelines.
If you cannot get tested at your workplace, or are unable to go to a test site or collect test kits, you can order rapid lateral flow home test kits online
Please do not order online if you can get a test through other methods. This frees up home delivery for those who need it most.
Reporting your test results
This is quick and easy.
It is really important to report both positive and negative results online, so we can ease lockdown as quickly and safely as possible.
You can find out more by reading the online government guidance on the schools-related home testing scheme