Covid Bracknell surge test – where to go and who should get tested
HUNDREDS of residents have been invited to get tested following an increase in the new variant of Covid-19.
People living in the GU47 0 area of Bracknell Forest and those over the age of 11 have been urged to get tested as a number of cases of the Delta variant are linked to schools.
Those who work in the zip code area should also get tested as well as those who do not have symptoms of coronavirus.
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It comes after data shows a high infection rate in the area and low vaccine uptake. The council said those who do not receive their vaccines further increase the risk of transmission and serious illness.
The Bracknell Forest Council announced surge testing in this part of Bracknell last week in response to growing concerns about the growing number of cases related to the Indian variant (Delta).
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Where to do a surge test?
No appointment necessary:
- Owlsmoor Community Center Parking Lot – Yeovil Road, Owlsmoor, Sandhurst GU47 0TF from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Parking Pyes Acre – Yorktown Road, Sandhurst GU47 9AH – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Sandhurst Memorial Hall Parking Lot – Yorktown Road, Sandhurst GU47 9BJ – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Morgan Leisure Park car park – Lower Broadmoor Road, Crowthorne RG45 7LA – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 16-17, June 19, June 21-24, June 26, June 28-30
- Bracknell Recreation Center – Bagshot Road, Bracknell RG12 9SE – 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Alternatively, you can order a test online from gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
If you are vulnerable and cannot make it to a test site, you can contact Bracknell Forest Community Response in partnership with The Ark on 01344266911 any day of the week between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or send an email. at [email protected]
You will receive an SMS or an e-mail with your result within three days. If you don’t have symptoms, you can continue to go to work or school while you wait for your results.
If you test positive on the surge test, you should immediately self-isolate with your household for 10 days to stop the spread of the virus.