New walk-in coronavirus testing centre opens in Southwark

A new walk-through coronavirus self-testing facility opened on Saturday for those with symptoms to book appointments.

The centre, run by security firm G4S, at Peckham Pulse Car Park, in Southwark, is part of the Government’s drive to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities.

Testing is available only for those with coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste.

Anyone with one or more of these symptoms should book a test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.

Testing is prioritised for the most vulnerable, including patients in treatment and care home residents, vital health and care staff and to manage outbreaks.

The new site is accessible without a car. Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout, including while travelling to and from the test centre.

 

 


 

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