Find out how to book a coronavirus (covid-19) PCR test if you have symptoms.

If you do not have symptoms you can still get a test. Find out more on our get a coronavirus LFD test if you don't have symptoms page.

Before you attend you must book a PCR test. Tests can be booked from 8pm the night before. If test sites are fully booked they will not appear on the government's website. 

Anyone who is showing coronavirus symptoms is eligible to book a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test to find out if they have the virus. You can also book a PCR test if you are self-isolating after being in contact with someone who has tested positive. 

Book a PCR test

People who don't have access to the internet, or who have difficulty with the digital portals, can ring the 119 service to book their PCR test.

Testing locations

Testing sites in North Yorkshire, as elsewhere in England, are operated and managed by the Department of Health and Social Care and private contractors employed by them. We try to help the Department by promoting the Mobile Testing Site locations and hosting information on how people with symptoms can book a test via the national government portal. We do not manage the national booking system or laboratory testing process.

Permanent testing sites

Permanent sites are open every day for administering PCR tests only between 8am and 8pm. Find out more about collecting LFD tests if you don't have symptoms.

  • Northallerton – The Forum, Bullamore Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP
  • Malton - Wentworth Street Car Park, Wentworth Street, Malton, YO17 7JR
  • Catterick - Ypres Lines, Richmond Road, Catterick Garrison, DL9 3JF
  • Selby – Portholme Crescent Car Park, Selby, YO8 4YR
  • Scarborough - William Street Car Park, Scarborough. YO12 7PL

Mobile testing sites

Mobile sites are open for PCR testing from 9am to 3pm on the following days, with the exception of the West Park Car Park site in Harrogate which is open from 9am to 4pm.

  • Tuesday 26 October - Sherburn in Elmet - Pasture Way Carpark, Sherburn in Elmet, LS25 6LY
  • Tuesday 26 October - Whitby - Whitby Park and Ride, Whitby, YO21 1TL
  • Tuesday 26 October - Thornton Le Dale - North York Moors National Park Authority car park, No.5. Chestnut Avenue, Thornton Le Dale, Pickering, YO18 7RR
  • Tuesday 26 October - Skipton - Cavendish St Carpark, Skipton, BD23 2AB
  • Tuesday 26 October - Harrogate - West Park Car park, Tower Street, Harrogate, HG1 1BL
  • Wednesday 27 October - Scarborough - Scarborough Park and Ride, Seamer Road, Scarborough, YO12 4LW
  • Wednesday 27 October - Ripon - Coach Park, 3 Moss Arcade, Ripon, HG4 1AG
  • Wednesday 27 October - Settle - Greenfoot Car Park, Settle, BD24 9RW
  • Wednesday 27 October - Thirsk - Millgate Car Park, Marage Road, Thirsk, YO7 1PE
  • Wednesday 27 October - Selby - South Entrance, DRAX Power Station, New Road, Selby, YO8 8PH
  • Thursday 28 October - Leyburn - Harmby Road, Car Park, Leyburn, DL8 5EE
  • Thursday 28 October - Easingwold - Easingwold Town AFC, Stillington Road, Easingwold, York, YO61 3DZ
  • Thursday 28 October - Sherburn in Elmet - Pasture Way Carpark, Sherburn in Elmet, LS25 6LY
  • Thursday 28 October - Skipton - Cavendish St Carpark, Skipton, BD23 2AB
  • Thursday 28 October - Harrogate - West Park Car park, Tower Street, Harrogate, HG1 1BL
  • Friday 29 October - Sherburn in Elmet - Pasture Way Carpark, Sherburn in Elmet, LS25 6LY
  • Friday 29 October - Stokesley - Stokesley Sports Club, Broughton Road, Stokesley, Middlesbrough, TS9 5JG
  • Friday 29 October - Richmond - Round Howe Car Park, Reeth Road, Richmond, DL10 4TL
  • Friday 29 October - Skipton - Cavendish St Carpark, Skipton, BD23 2AB
  • Friday 29 October - Settle - Ashfield carpark, 8 Kirkgate, Settle, BD24 9DZ
  • Saturday 30 October - Tadcaster - Britannia Car Park, Tadcaster, LS24 8AB
  • Saturday 30 October - Thornton Le Dale - North York Moors National Park Authority car park, No.5. Chestnut Avenue, Thornton Le Dale, Pickering, YO18 7RR
  • Saturday 30 October - Filey - Filey Country park, Church Cliff Drive, Filey, YO14 9ET
  • Saturday 30 October - Selby - South Entrance, DRAX Power Station, New Road, Selby, YO8 8PH
  • Sunday 31 October - Richmond - Round Howe Car Park, Reeth Road, Richmond, DL10 4TL
  • Sunday 31 October - Thirsk - Millgate Car Park, Marage Road, Thirsk, YO7 1PE
  • Sunday 31 October - Harrogate - West Park Car park, Tower Street, Harrogate, HG1 1BL

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Testing for people who cannot consent

Some people aren't able to give consent for testing and you can find guidance on our deprivation of liberty page.