Gatwick Test Centre

Test Centre

Gatwick Airport Summer Special Parking

Gatwick Airport, North Terminal

Summer Special Car Park

Horley, Gatwick, RH6 0PJ

  • Head towards the North Terminal and follow signs for the long stay car park
  • Look out for the pink signs for “Summer Special” and follow Larkins Road towards the Summer Special car park
  • The test centre is located in the Summer Special car park (opposite Cargo forecourt road)
What to bring with you on the day
  • A smart phone to access and register on the online portal
  • A pen to complete your test kit
  • Some hand sanitiser or hand wipes (note: if you do not have this, request gloves from the collection point)
Arriving at the test centre

The Test Centre is located on the Gatwick airport site, on the Summer Special car park, directions are:

  • Head towards the North Terminal and follow signs for the long stay car park
  • Look out for the pink signs for “Summer Special” and follow Larkins Road towards the Summer Special car park
  • The test centre is located in the Summer Special car park (opposite Cargo forecourt road)

You will need to follow all of these instructions when you visit the test centre:

  • To avoid risk of cross-contamination, our centre is a drive-thru. You must arrive by car (not on foot, via public transport, by taxi or by any other means). Only people from your household may be in the car with you
  • Do not exit the car at any point whilst on site
  • Please note, toilet facilities will not be available
  • When you arrive at the main gate DO NOT lower your windows
  • Once you are on site, we will use the car registration that you have provided to identify you – this is how you will be given access to the site
  • Please press photographic ID against the window for site security to see
  • You will be directed to a collection point to pick up your self-test kit. You will again be required to show your ID at this window. Don’t lower your car window until prompted to by a member of the team
  • If you have not got hand sanitiser or wipes, please ask for a pair of disposable gloves at the ‘collection point’
  • Upon collecting your self-test kit, please drive to one of the parking bays to take your test. Test yourself whilst seated in your vehicle, using the vanity mirror in the visor (or you may wish to bring an additional mirror with you)
  • Open your test kit and read all the instructions carefully before you start to take the test
Taking the test

You must stick your URN codes where instructed or you will not receive your results

Please record your Unique Reference Number (URN) and register with this online as soon as possible.

Unpack your test and open the instructions, check you have all the items listed, and complete the form. Please note the date of collection and date sent to lab should be the date that you complete the test. You should register your test before you complete the test.

The instructions in the test are written for home testing, the modified instructions for car testing are:

  • Cleaning hands before starting: With no hand washing facilities available please clean your hands with hand sanitiser or wipes before beginning the test. If you do not have these then wear the gloves provided
  • Position for testing: The instructions ask that you stand to perform the test, to modify this for our drive-thru self-test centre, please remain seated and use your car’s vanity mirror in your visor to aide you

Once you have completed the test, please follow the instructions provided and seal your test in the packaging provided.

If you have problems, or feel uncomfortable when taking the test, we are not able to offer medical support on this site. In this instance please dispose of your test in the medical waste bin adjacent to the exit and leave the site.

Registering your test

You must register your test or you will not receive your results

You will be required to register your test using an online portal (using your mobile device). This information will be used to communicate your test results to you.

The portal can be accessed at:

Once you have entered your information into the test registration portal, package your test for drop-off.

If you are unable to log into the portal at the site, please record the test identification number and access it when you arrive home, on the same day as taking the test. It is critical that this information is provided before the laboratory receives your test.

If you access the portal via the Randox homepage instead of the link provided, click the menu button on the top left of the screen (symbol with three lines) and select ‘Register COVID-19 Kit”

Leaving the test centre

Once the test is fully packaged, drive to the drop-off station and hand your boxed test kit to a member of the team.

You may then drive away - please dispose of any litter from the test in the medical waste bin adjacent to the exit.

Receiving your results

You will be contacted with your results by email to the address you have provided. The results may take up to 72 hours.

Once you have received your results please contact your NHS Trust informing them of your results and follow the relevant government guidance.

Privacy Policy

You have been invited to undertake a Covid-19 priority antigen test because you or someone in your household is a key worker and is currently following HM Governments guidelines on self-isolation.

The test will confirm whether you currently have Covid-19. The result of the test will enable you or the key worker(s) in your household to know whether to continue to self-isolate or whether it is safe to return to work.

The test is completely voluntary, and you do not have to take it. If you do decide to take the test, please follow the instructions provided at the Test Centre.

Data Controller

This testing has been commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), who is the data controller for data protection purposes.

What personal data we collect
You will submit your details on this website to register to be tested for Covid-19 and to receive your invite to attend at an allotted test centre.

The details we need from you are, your:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Sex
  • Mobile phone number
  • Email address
  • Postcode
  • Vehicle registration number

At the test centre, your testing kit will be allocated a unique reference number and we will keep a record of the date and time your test was taken (this is important for the laboratory to know). We will link your test\'s unique reference number with your test registration record, which consists of the information listed above.

After your Covid-19 test, we shall also collect and process your test results (this is health data which is special category data under the GDPR).

What purposes will your data be used for?

  • DHSC are the Data Controller for the following purposes:
  • Confirming the appointment to the test centre
  • Performing a security and ID verification at the test centre
  • Receiving and processing your test
  • Returning your results to you
  • Undertaking quality assurance of the testing process (e.g., clinical process assurance)Analysis to support operational decisions to improve the full end-to-end testing process e.g.
    • Day to day operational use(e.g. whether someone attended their appointment)
    • To inform test centre process improvements(e.g. manage test centre capacity or through put)
    • Support end to end logistics planning

Data Processors and other recipients of your data

DHSC have appointed data processors, as indicated below, to carry out these activities:

  • Registration, appointment scheduling and capture of information at the point of taking the test
  • Verify your identity at the Test Centre - this may include various organisations who run the various part of the Test Centre.
  • Link your personal details (provided on registering for the test) to the test result - (the data processor is the National Pathology Exchange (NPeX - hosted by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust)
  • Forward your test results and phone number to NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) to send you your test results (the data processor is NPeX)

Receive data to enable your results to be communicated back to you by SMS (text) - (the data processor is NHS BSA)

Data Retention

We will retain your personal data in accordance with the Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care 2016

Data Storage

Your data will be stored and processed in the UK. Fully anonymous data e.g. statistical data (which does not allow you to be identified) may be stored and processed outside of the UK.

Legal basis under GDPR and DPA 2018

DHSC\'s legal basis for processing your personal data is:

  • GDPR Article 6(1)(e) - the processing is necessary for the performance of its official tasks carried out in the public interest in providing and managing a health service
  • GDPR Article 9(2)(h)) - the processing is necessary for medical diagnosis, the provision of health treatment and management of a health and social care system
  • DPA 2018 - Schedule 1, Part 1, (2) (2) (f) - Health or social care purposes Data Protection Officer You can contact DHSC\'s Data Protection Officer by sending an email to [email protected]