New Covid-19 asymptomatic testing sites open at University of Greenwich


Government-backed asymptomatic testing sites to help protect people most at risk. Partnership between University of Greenwich and NHS Test and Trace, to work towards returning life to as normally as possible.

Asymptomatic testing sites (ATS) of lateral flow tests are launching at the University of Greenwich, as part of the Government’s UK-wide continuing drive to increase the availability of mass testing.

Greenwich is working with NHS Test & Trace to set up an on-campus ATS so that people without symptoms, who may be infectious but unaware, are able to get tested and asked to self-isolate if they are, or reassured quickly if they are not.

From Tuesday 22 December testing will be available for anyone at:

  • Queen Anne Court, Greenwich campus (8am - 8pm);
  • David Fussey Sports Hall, Avery Hill (8am - 8pm);
  • ground floor of Daniel Defoe building, Greenwich Campus
    (opening 28 December, 8am - 5pm).

Booking is required and appointments can be made here:

From the start of the pandemic, the Government has been working around the clock with a range of partners to fight coronavirus.

Lateral flow devices do not require a laboratory to process the test and results are usually turned around within an hour.

Use of lateral flow tests could significantly improve the detection of positive cases, so people can isolate themselves and prevent the spread of the disease. Asymptomatic testing will help to protect those at high risk, find the virus and help enable people to go back to as normal a way of life as possible.

The sites are based at:

  • David Fussey Building, University of Greenwich, Southwood Site, Avery Hill Road, Eltham, SE9 2UG. Open seven days a week, excluding Bank Holidays.
  • Queen Anne Court, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 9LS. Open seven days a week excluding Bank Holidays and closure of the Old Royal Naval College site on 24-28 December 2020, and 1 January 2021.