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

Before you attend you must book a 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 in the country who is showing coronavirus symptoms is eligible to book a test to find out if they have the virus. 

Book a 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 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.

We are aware of current issues with the availability of tests and laboratory capacity and we have raised our concerns at a national level.

We are also supporting the Department in asking the public only to get a test if they are directed to do so by NHS Test and Trace or other NHS services – OR – if they have symptoms, to ensure that those people who need tests the most can be prioritised.

Testing sites operated and managed by the Department of Health and Social Care will be running at the following locations over the coming days between 11am and 3pm:

  • Thursday 24 September - Whitby - Whitby Park and Ride, Whitby, YO21 1TL
  • Thursday 24 September - Richmond - Round Howe Car Park, Reeth Road, Richmond, DL10 4T
  • Friday 25 September - Northallerton - Newby Wiske Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 9HA
  • Friday 25 September – Harrogate - Dragon Road Car Park, Dragon Road, Harrogate, HG1 5DB
  • Friday 25 September – Sherburn in Elmet - White Rose Sports Club, The Recreation Ground, Tadcaster Road, Sherburn in Elmet, LS25 6EL
  • Saturday 26 September – Selby – South Entrance, Drax Power Station, New Road, Selby, YO8 8PH
  • Sunday 27 September – Scarborough – Scarborough Park & Ride, Seamer Road, Scarborough YO12 4LW
  • Monday 28 September - Skipton - Coach St car park, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1LH
  • Monday 28 September – Northallerton - Newby Wiske Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 9HA
  • Monday 28 September - Whitby - Whitby Park and Ride, Whitby, YO21 1TL
  • Tuesday 29 September - Thornton Le Dale - National Trust Car Park, No.5. Chestnut Avenue, Pickering, YO18 7RR
  • Tuesday 29 September – Harrogate - Dragon Road Car Park, Dragon Road, Harrogate, HG1 5DB
  • Tuesday 29 September – Sherburn in Elmet - White Rose Sports Club, The Recreation Ground, Tadcaster Road, Sherburn in Elmet, LS25 6EL 
  • Wednesday 30 September – Selby – South Entrance, Drax Power Station, New Road, Selby, YO8 8PH
  • Wednesday 30 September – Scarborough – Scarborough Park & Ride, Seamer Road, Scarborough YO12 4LW
  • Thursday 1 October - Whitby - Whitby Park and Ride, Whitby, YO21 1TL
  • Thursday 1 October - Richmond - Round Howe Car Park, Reeth Road, Richmond, DL10 4T
  • Friday 2 October - Northallerton - Newby Wiske Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 9HA
  • Friday 2 October – Harrogate - Dragon Road Car Park, Dragon Road, Harrogate, HG1 5DB
  • Friday 2 October – Sherburn in Elmet - White Rose Sports Club, The Recreation Ground, Tadcaster Road, Sherburn in Elmet, LS25 6EL

How to self-swab in your car

Home testing

You may be offered a home testing kit instead of a testing appointment. If you have been delivered a home testing kit or have been given a self-test kit at a regional test site, here is a tutorial video that supports the written instructions in your pack, from Dr Amir Khan.

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.