Mobile Coronavirus testing sites will be visiting High Wycombe, Buckingham, Marlow, Princes Risborough and Gerrards Cross on various dates from 19th to 27th March 2021.
The mobile testing sites will be at:
- Friday 19th March 2021 : High Wycombe (for up to four days)
- Saturday 20th March 2021 : Gerrards Cross (for up to two days)
- Saturday 20th March 2021 : Princes Risborough
- Monday 22nd March 2021 : Buckingham (for up to two days)
- Wednesday 24th March 2021 : Marlow (for up to two days)
- Friday 26th March 2021 : High Wycombe (for up to four days)
- Saturday 27th March 2021 : Gerrards Cross (for up to two days)
- Saturday 27th March 2021 : Princes Risborough
Walk-through testing sites are also open seven days a week in Aylesbury and High Wycombe, these will be in place for the foreseeable future. A drive-in testing site is also now up and running at Aylesbury Vale Parkway Station. The 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.
- Loss or change to sense of smell or taste.
Anyone with one or more of the above 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.
Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Community Engagement at Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘While I’m sure we are all relieved to see a planned roadmap out of our current situation, it is still vital that we continue to do everything possible to stop the spread of the virus.
The vaccination rollout is going well in Buckinghamshire and infection rates are improving, but the situation remains serious. So please do get tested if you have any coronavirus symptoms – no matter how mild – and isolate unless you get a ‘negative’ result. Please also isolate if anyone in your household develops symptoms.
In the meantime, please carry on following the ‘hands, face, space’ rules and avoid unnecessary travel. We must continue to work together to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe, and to protect our NHS and social care services. Thank you for all your efforts in this difficult time.‘
Further information about walk-through testing sites can be found in the following YouTube video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcRw92bO8xg&t=50s.
The full guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection as well as the latest lockdown measures can be found on the government website at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Anyone requiring extra support during the lockdown period is advised to keep checking the Buckinghamshire Council website at 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 Buckinghamshire Council website at https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/community-hub/covid-19-vaccination-programme/.
*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.