Richmondshire District Council

Testing facilities

Public information issued on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care

As part of the national testing programme for COVID–19, drive-through Mobile Testing Units, run by the Department of Health and Social Care, will be operating between 9am and 3pm on:

  • 1 and 3 October - Richmond, Round Howe Car Park, Reeth Road, DL10 4TL
  • 29 September and 3 October - Thirsk, Millgate Car Park, Marage Road, Thirsk, YO7 1PE
  • 30 September - Leyburn, Rear of the Golden Lion hotel, Leyburn, DL8 5AS
  • Every day (8am-8pm) in Catterick at Ypres Line, Richmond Road, Catterick Garrison, DL9 3JF
  • Every day (8am-8pm) in Northallerton at The Forum, Bullamoor Road, DL6 1LP


A full list of testing sites in operation throughout North Yorkshire can be found on North Yorkshire County Council's website.

Book a test for those showing symptoms

Anyone showing coronavirus symptoms can book a swab test to see if they have the virus. Tests can be booked from 8pm the night before.

Book a test for anyone showing symptoms

If you have limited access to the internet, or have difficulties with digital portals, you can ring the 119 service to book a test.


Home testing

If you cannot get to your local testing site, you can order a home test through the GOV.UK website.

The test involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, or inside your nose only, using a long cotton bud.

You will need to register your test kit online. If you do not have internet access, 119 can provide advice on what you need to do.

You will be requested to return the kit via a Royal Mail priority post box. Post your completed test kit no later than 1 hour before the last collection time of the day. Do not take your test on a bank holiday. Take it on the following day instead.

If you’re unwell or unable to leave your home, please ask family, friends or neighbours for their help, or contact North Yorkshire County Council's customer service centre on 01609 780780 and they will help you.


Lateral flow tests

Obtaining test kits for those who don't have symptoms

Everyone can now get regular rapid Covid testing. Rapid lateral flow antigen tests are used for those not showing any symptoms. You are encouraged to get tested twice a week.

You can order test kits online from GOV.UK. You can also pick up home test kits at some local pharmacies.

From 30 June, testing kits can no longer be collected from the permanent testing site in Northallerton and Catterick.

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