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Community testing for people with NO COVID-19 symptoms

How community testing for asymptomatic people works in Torbay.

Community testing provides regular lateral flow (LFD) tests for people without symptoms of COVID-19.

One in three people with COVID-19 has no symptoms. Regular testing helps to identify them so they can isolate and prevent spread of the virus.

Testing is now available for everyone in the community - anybody who lives or works in Torbay.

How community testing works

  • LFD tests are taken twice a week
  • The result is uploaded to Test and Trace
  • You must take certain actions once you get your test results
  • Watch this NHS video to show you how to carry out an LFD test

Where you can get a test in Torbay

You can book a test at our Community Testing sites in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.

Book a test

Or:

In order to provide a better service to our community we are changing the opening hours of our sites, the Torquay location and the days of operation for Brixham and Torquay, these changes will come into effect from Monday 17 May, please see below for further details.

Current Opening times

Opening times
Day Opening hours
Monday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

New Opening times

Opening times
Day Opening hours
Monday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Address

Quay West Car Park
Tanners Road
Paignton
TQ4 6LP

Mobile Asymptomatic Testing Sites (ATS)

Current dates and venues:

Every Monday and Thursday 7am to 4pm. As of 17 May every Tuesday and Friday 8am to 5pm.

Hampton Avenue car park (next to Babbacombe Model Village). Will be moving to Vaughan Parade, Torquay Harbour, TQ2 5EG.

Address

Hampton Ave,
Torquay TQ1 4PR,
UK

Moving to:

Area near Inner Harbour slipway,
Vaughan Parade,
Torquay Harbour,
TQ2 5EG.

Every Wednesday 7am to 4pm until Wed 19 May.                                  

Vaughan Parade, Torquay Harbour

Address

Area near Inner Harbour slipway
Vaughan Parade,
Torquay ,
TQ2 UK

Every Tuesday and Friday 7am to 4pm. As of 17 May every Monday and Thursday 8am to 5pm. 

Brixham Central car park (adjacent to the bus station)

Address

Brixham Central car park (adjacent to the bus station)
Middle Road
Brixham
TQ5 8DY

Booking a test

Book a test
  • If you book a test in advance you will be given a guaranteed timeslot
  • Avoid travelling by public transport to and from the testing centre if you can
  • When you visit the site you must follow social distancing guidelines and wear a face covering
  • In order to make your experience on-site as quick and as smooth as possible, please register your details in advance.
  • You will need to take certain actions once you get your test results

Education and early years providers

Households and bubbles of pupils and staff at schools, colleges and early years providers can collect home test kits from the Local Testing Site at Clennon Valley during specified hours and from the Mobile Asymptomatic Test Sites.

Regular LFD tests are for people without symptoms. Anyone with symptoms should book a PCR test as normal: follow the usual guidance and book a test.

Contact Public Health