Rapid testing in MK

Find out how to get a lateral flow test

Purpose of testing


Around one in three people who are infected with COVID-19 have no symptoms and could be spreading the disease without knowing it.  Regular testing is important to help find more of these cases, so people can isolate and break the chain of transmission.

How to access rapid testing

We are offering free rapid COVID-19 tests to anyone over the age of 16.

  • Home test kits: You can collect up to 14 free lateral flow tests from the Central MK Library, 555 Silbury Boulevard MK9 3HL. No need to book, show ID or register - just ask a member of staff.
  • On site tests: You can visit our Central MK Library for a free on site test. No need to book. Results will be sent to you within around 45 minutes.

The test centre is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30am - 1pm.

Please note: No-one with symptoms can be tested at this site. Instead, anyone with one or more of these symptoms – a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – should book a test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.

How to locate testing sites

You can also find rapid lateral flow test sites and collection sites via the below NHS webpages.  Simply insert your postcode into the search box provided.

maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk (Asymptomatic testing sites and pharmacies)
https://find-covid-19-rapid-test-sites.maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk (Regional and Local Testing Sites)


If you do have coronavirus symptoms you need a PCR test. Get a PCR test if you have coronavirus symptoms on GOV.UK.

Last Updated: 30 June 2021