#NorthantsTogether to tackle Coronavirus

Northampton residents urged to take action as local cases rise above national rate. Plus find out how to book a test and see testing locations in Northamptonshire Latest Coronavirus updates

Covid-19 advice for the public

Latest Northamptonshire Covid-19 Information

Residents of Northampton are being urged to take action as the number of cases has risen above the national rate. We need to work together to prevent a local lockdown.

We all need to follow these simple steps:

  • Minimise social contact where you can
  • If you have to go out keep at least 2 metres away from others
  • Use a face covering in ALL shops or if you are less than 2 metres apart from others
  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly for 20 seconds each time

COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you have COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Do not go to work. Either work from home or report sick, self-isolate and get a test
  • Stay at home, self-isolate and get a test
  • Even if you only have mild COVID-19 symptoms, get a test
  • If you are contacted by test and trace and asked to self-isolate, stay at home for 14 days

Information in a variety of languages

You can download leaflets giving advice for Northampton residents in the following languages:

You can also view the latest advice via video in the following languages:

How to book a test

Book a test online (Gov.uk)

Alternatively you can call 119. You can also order a test kit which you can do at home.

Mobile testing locations – Thursday 6th August 2020


Location Testing Arrangements Opening Hours
Market Square Walk-in testing only 8am to 8pm
St Andrew’s Health Centre car park, Cliftonville Road, Northampton, opposite the BMW garage (follow signs Northampton Uni) Walk-in and drive-through testing 11am to 4pm


Location Testing Arrangements Opening Hours
London Road Car Park, NN15 7QA Walk-in testing only 8am to 8pm


Location Testing Arrangements Opening Hours
James Ashworth VC Square, NN17 1QG Walk-In Testing Only 8am to 8pm

What you need to remember when going for your test

  • Take your registration details or QR code
  • Anyone driving to a test site is reminded to keep their car widows closed until staff ask you to open them
  • See what to expect at a mobile testing unit

What to do if you test positive

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, you must stay at home for at least 10 days and until you feel better. Anyone in your household should stay at home for 14 days.
  • Follow the national stay at home guidance for households with possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection