Local rapid Covid-19 testing to be rolled out in Leamington
Locally led testing for people without coronavirus symptoms is set to be rolled out in the Warwick District next week with the aim of protecting those most at risk.
‘Lateral flow antigen tests’ are a new kind of technology that can be used to test a higher proportion of people without symptoms, better enabling us to identify and isolate more people who are at high likelihood of spreading virus and break the chains of transmission.
The test centre will be in addition to the testing facilities already running in Water Orton, Nuneaton and Bedworth. Those using the site will be tested using fast-turnaround lateral flow test kits supplied by NHS Test and Trace in a bid to identify undiagnosed cases and stop people ‘unwittingly spreading the virus’.
The centres, which are being delivered in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, Warwickshire County Council, Warwick District Council, and a network including volunteers, aims to help us work towards returning life to as normal as possible.
The tests will be available for those without symptoms of Covid-19 from Tuesday 22 December at the Adult and Community Learning site on Pound Lane in Lillington, Leamington Spa
The tests are available for booking between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. The service uses the fast turnaround lateral flow test kits, which can deliver results in around an hour.
Tests can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/leamington-covid-community-testing-32065805335
For Covid advice and support, please visit https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk