Residents who have to leave the house for work are being offered weekly rapid Covid-19 tests.
Lambeth council’s community testing scheme is supporting workers who have no Covid-19 symptoms, but have to travel for work, by offering rapid testing to stop the spread of the virus.
The scheme has three sites up and running, with the capacity to carry out more than 3,000 rapid tests a week – a number that will rise in the coming weeks.
The quick, free tests are available at Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton town centre, a marquee in Brockwell Park and in the education centre next to Brixton Windmill off Blenheim Gardens – with results usually back within an hour.
An appointment must be booked in advance, and walk-in requests cannot be accepted. To book a test click here.
The council is looking at opening further sites in the borough for community testing and has been approached by Lambeth businesses who have offered to accommodate the temporary sites as a way of supporting the initiative.
You cannot get a rapid Covid-19 test if you have Covid-19 symptoms, are under-18 or do not live or work in Lambeth.
Residents with Covid-19 symptoms – a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your taste or smell – must still self-isolate and book a test through the NHS at the GOV.UK website.
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