Covid-19 testing centre to open at Hickstead

A new private testing site is available here at the All England Jumping Course in West Sussex. 

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A new private Covid-19 testing centre will open at Hickstead on Monday 18th January 2021.

The centre, which is run by Platinum Ambulance Service, will be located on the hardstanding car park located at The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, just off the A23 in West Sussex.

Testing will initially take place Monday to Friday, with appointments available to book online from Friday.

“During lockdown we have had to close all our equestrian facilities, including our cross-country hire, which meant we were able to offer our large car park for this new drive-through private testing site,” explains Hickstead Director Edward Bunn.

“Our proximity to Brighton and Gatwick, and our easy access from the A23, means Hickstead was ideally positioned to provide this service. We hope it will be of some help in the local community, in particular for those who need to be tested for Covid for business or travel purposes.”

Platinum Ambulance Service originally opened its Covid-19 testing site in Biggin Hill but due to rising demand has made the move to the new location at Hickstead.

“In recent months, we have continued to receive an increase in the number of enquiries from members of the public, education facilities, businesses and a number of other organisations, and our new testing centre will enable us to increase the number of tests we can undertake and expand the range of tests we are able to offer,” said Tim Mordaunt, Chief Executive Officer at Platinum Ambulance Service.

To access the testing centre, you need to enter the main gate of The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead. Visitors are advised to use postcode BN6 9HR and follow the signage. All tests must be booked online in advance.

For further information: Covid Test Direct Line: 03332 102999 Mobile: 07498 794565


Tests will include:

  • COVID-19 IgM/IgG (blood) Rapid Antigen Test – £65.00 per test, results in 15 minutes
  • Covid-19 Rapid Nasal Swab Antigen Test (LFT) – £65.00 per test, results in 15 minutes
  • Covid-19 Test and Release Nasal Swab Test (LFT) – £85.00 per test, results in 15 minutes 
  • Covid-19 Lamp Swab Test – £150.00 per test, results in 45 minutes
  • Covid-19 PCR Swab Test – £150.00 per test, results in 24-48 hours

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