Update on mobile coronavirus testing centres in Buckinghamshire over the coming week
More coronavirus mobile testing sites will be running at various locations across Buckinghamshire over the first week of May.
The mobile testing sites will be at:
High Wycombe, on Friday, 30 April for up to four days, and again on Friday, 7 May for up to four days
Princes Risborough, on Saturday, 1 May and again on Saturday, 8 May
Gerrards Cross, on Saturday, 1 May for up to two days, and again on Saturday, 8 May for up to two days
Walk-through testing sites are also open seven days a week at the Gateway Centre car park in Aylesbury and the Buckinghamshire New University campus in High Wycombe, and these will be in place for the foreseeable future. A drive-in testing site is also operating at Aylesbury Vale Parkway Station.
These sites are open for use by anyone with coronavirus symptoms, and all tests must be booked first – they are not available on a ‘drop-in’ basis.
Anyone with even mild symptoms is being encouraged to arrange a test to help stop the spread of the virus. Symptoms include 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. It is also possible to order a home testing kit via the website.
If the mobile testing sites are fully booked, you will be offered testing at the next-closest location.
A testing centre operating in Slough is also currently open to Buckinghamshire residents, for booked-in visits only.
For more information about walk-through testing sites, you can watch this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcRw92bO8xg&t=50sYou can read the full guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, and on the latest lockdown measures, on the government website - https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
If you need extra support during the lockdown period, please keep checking www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/ which will continue to be updated with information about the various ways you can get help.
Details of the vaccination programme in Buckinghamshire can be found on the Council's website https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/community-hub/covid-19-vaccination-programme/