Coronavirus information and support

Get vaccinated

There are now 3 safe vaccines which will protect you from coronavirus, available free of charge from the NHS.

Coronavirus vaccination rollout

Book a PCR test if you have Covid-19 symptoms

If you have any of these 3 Covid-19 symptoms, even if mild, use this service to get a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test as soon as possible:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed

You should also book a PCR test if you’ve been in contact with someone who’s tested positive. 

Book a PCR test

You can also call 119.

In Hackney there are a number of PCR testing sites:

  • Dalston, Bentley Road Car Park, N1 4BZ (open 7 days a week 8am to 8pm – you can also collect a box of rapid tests to use at home at any time)
  • Hackney Central, Mare Street, E9 6ND (open 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm – you can also collect a box of rapid tests to use at home at any time)
  • Homerton, Hackney Marshes Centre, E9 5PF (open 3 days a week, 9am-1.30pm)
  • Stamford Hill, Rookwood Road test centre (former bus garage), London N16 6SD (open 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm – you can also collect a box of rapid tests to use at home at any time)

There’s also a testing centre nearby that residents can use:

  • Stamford Hill Primary Nursery Berkeley Rd, Haringey N15 6HD (7 days 8am-8pm)

Get a rapid (lateral flow) test if you don’t have symptoms

Rapid Covid-19 tests are free and provide results within 30 minutes.

There are a number of ways you can access rapid tests:

  • by ordering home testing kits to your home. See order a home test kit below
  • by collecting home testing kits from a collection point, such as a pharmacy, community centre, or testing centre. Use the NHS Covid-19 test and vaccination site finder tool, or read the section below
  • by visiting a rapid testing centre. Please don’t visit a rapid (lateral flow) test site if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been notified that you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive. In either of these cases, please book a PCR test or visit a PCR test site

City and Hackney coronavirus data

City and Hackney coronavirus data

Find information, support and advice

As a Hackney resident or business, you can find information, support and advice to keep your community safe.

Page updated on: 30 September 2021