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Mobile Coronavirus testing sites in Aylesbury (Tuesday 1st September 2020) and Buckingham (Thursday 3rd September 2020)

| August 28, 2020

Mobile Coronavirus testing sites will be visiting Aylesbury from Tuesday 1st September 2020 and Buckingham from Thursday 3rd September 2020.

The mobile testing sites will be visiting Aylesbury from Tuesday 1st September August 2020 for up to two days and Buckingham from Thursday 3rd September 2020 for up to two days.

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) is eligible to be tested.

Anyone told to have a test before going, for example, to hospital for surgery is also eligible, and you can arrange a test for someone else in your household with symptoms.

Tests should be booked first and are not available on a ‘drop-in’ basis at this time. Details of the testing sites will be provided to people when they book.

To arrange a test, go to www.gov.uk/coronavirus, click on the ‘Testing for coronavirus’ section and select the right option for you. It is also possible to now order a home testing kit if you cannot get to a testing site.

If the mobile testing sites are fully booked then you will be offered testing at the next-closest location.

A new ‘hybrid’ testing centre is also now running in Slough, in Montem Car Park, Montem Lane. This is open for both booked and drop-in visits. It is open to Bucks residents and visitors can attend on both car and on foot. People can also be tested, at this Slough site only, if they suspect they have been exposed to the coronavirus but are not displaying symptoms.

Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Community Engagement at Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘As we have seen in other parts of the country, we must all remain vigilant to help stop the spread of the virus, keep people healthy and avoid more restrictions coming back into place in Buckinghamshire.

Even if your symptoms are mild and you don’t feel they are bothering you much, we would still urge you to please get tested as early as possible.

The more cases we can identify, the better able we are to keep this virus under control.

Dr Raj Bajwa, GP and Chair of NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: ‘Testing is essential to help keep NHS services running smoothly during this outbreak, and to help vulnerable people stay as safe as possible from coronavirus infection.

These mobile sites offer a great boost to our testing capabilities in Buckinghamshire, so we hope they will be well-used by those that need them.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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