How to get hold of free COVID tests in Peterborough before the end of March

The ability for residents to get free COVID tests will end at the end of the month - but there are still a number of places people can visit in Peterborough to get hold of them for free.

By Stephen Briggs
Monday, 21st March 2022, 3:40 pm

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Home tests are available to pick up at Stanground, Orton, Hampton and Central Libraries along with a number of selected pharmacies.

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The pharmacies include Asda in Rivergate, Boots at Queensgate, Shrives Chemist in Westgate, City Pharmacy in Lincoln Road, Rowlands Pharmacy in Westgate, Granville Pharmacy in Granville Street, MI Pharmacy in Park Road and in Eastfield Road, Botolph Bridge Pharmacy in the Sugar Way estate. A number of other pharmacies are also available. A full list is available at

Tests can also be ordered online at or by calling 119.

Onsite testing is in place at the Dogsthorpe Community Centre in Poplar Avenue. The site is open from 9am until 7pm on Mondays, 8.30am until 7pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 8.30am until 5pm on Fridays. Home testing kits are also available at the centre.

Free COVID tests are only available until the end of the month

Vaccine appointments are also still available across Peterborough for people who still need a first, second or third dose.

For more information on when and where appointments are available visit