COVID – test centres in Bedford

There is continued testing in Bedford at Borough Hall and Prebend Street car parks as well as the University of Bedfordshire’s Polhill Campus.

Test results from these sites should come back with 24-72 hours.

The government has updated its advice on testing. If you have any of the symptoms of Coronavirus, you can ask for a test through the NHS website or phone 119.

There are two walk through testing centres in Bedford for residents showing symptoms of Coronavirus: –

Drive-through testing is available 6 days/week at Gilbert Hitchcock House, Bedford Hospital


5 days/week at Borough Hall.

Both can be booked through the national testing website. If you’re an essential worker (see full list) you can apply for priority testing through GOV.UK by following the guidance for essential workers on the government website.

You can also get tested through this route if you have symptoms of coronavirus and live with an essential worker.

If you are unable to get to a testing centre, you can order a home testing kit through the national testing website. You can find further details on testing on the government webpages.

More information is available here: Bedford Covid Information