Second symptom-free Covid-19 test centre to open

Second symptom-free Covid-19 test centre to open

Second symptom-free Covid-19 test centre to open

 Published: 18-Jan-2021

Another rapid-result coronavirus (COVID-19) testing site for people who don’t have symptoms is opening in Gravesham.

The testing will find people who don’t currently have symptoms, who may be unknowingly spreading the virus in the community and the sites are part of a rolling programme to help reduce the rates of transmission in Kent.

The second Gravesham site will open on 27 January at the Conservative Club, 193 Parrock Street, Gravesend, DA12 1EW. It is in addition to the centre already operating at Northfleet Youth Club,

Tests can be booked using the link www.kent.gov.uk/symptomfreetest

Both sites will be open daily from 9am to 7pm. Children aged five-years-old and over can also be booked to take the test but will need assistance at the site from a parent/carer. It is recommended that people are tested frequently, every two weeks if possible.

People booking tests should be advised that if possible, they will need a QR code app reader or the NHS app already installed on their mobile phone. Assistance is available at the sites for registration if needed.

Residents attending this testing will undergo a lateral flow swab test and will receive their result within a couple of hours of attending the test by text or email. If they are positive, they will be told to self-isolate, follow the national guidance and they will be instructed to have a PCR test to confirm their positive result. If they are negative, they must still continue to observe social distancing guidelines, wear a mask in public and regularly wash hands.

These sites are in addition to the regional and local testing sites for people who have symptoms. If you have symptoms you should NOT attend one of our symptom-free testing sites but instead book a PCR test https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

 Last updated: 09-Apr-2021

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