By Owen Sheppard
A mobile Covid testing unit has reopened at the Olympia’s Motorail Car Park in West London.
It opened today and will be in place until November 28, with opening hours of 10.30am to 3.30pm.
It will then return between December 2 and 5.
The mobile testing centres are run by Public Health England and move between different London boroughs after local councils bid for them.
Meanwhile, another test centre has been open at the Malton Road Hub by Ladbroke Grove Tube Station since early October.
You must book an appointment at the centres in advance by using the government’s website, but only people who are experiencing symptoms, or who have been asked to get a test, should try to book one.
Despite the nationwide lockdown, the number of people testing positive for the virus in Kensington and Chelsea is still high.
In the seven days leading up to Tuesday, November 24, there were 204 new positive cases in the borough. This equalled an infection rate of 131 cases per 100,000 people.
Kensington and Chelsea Council said: “If you have any coronavirus symptoms you must isolate immediately for 10 days, don’t wait for a test or a test result before doing so.
“If you are identified as a contact of a positive case, you must isolate for the full 14 days, even if for some reason you got a negative test during that period.”
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