Covid-19 testing in the city

As the football season kicks off, the regional Sussex Covid-19 testing centre based at the AMEX Stadium has closed its doors.

There are still plenty of options for Brighton & Hove residents who need to book a test. 

Alistair Hill, Director of Public Health, said: “The best action anyone can take to prevent the spread of Covid-19 is to follow the physical distancing and good hygiene guidelines.

"If you have symptoms or have been advised to get tested, for example by the NHS or Public Health England, then you can request a test.” 

How to get a test

If you have a high temperature, a new and continuous cough or changes to your sense of taste and smell, visit the NHS website or call 119 and choose from the options available.  

You can also get a test for someone you live with, if they have symptoms, or if you’ve been advised to do so, for example by the NHS or Public Health England.

If you are getting a test because you have symptoms, you and anyone you live with must stay at home until you get your result. Anyone in your support bubble must also stay at home.

Where to get a test

Home tests are available for anyone who cannot easily get to a test centre.

The nearest regional drive-in centre is based at Gatwick.

A drive-in temporary mobile testing unit is based at Brighton Race Course until Sunday 30 August for pre-booked appointments. Plans are underway for more mobile testing units to visit the city in the future. 

Do not use public transport or taxis to get to a test site, only drive. If you cannot easily access a test centre, request a home test to be delivered to your home.

You can find more help, support and advice on our Covid-19 webpages.