- COVID 19 COMMUNITY TESTING
In order to understand the way COVID-19 is transmitted in communities and reduce its spread, Warwickshire is undertaking a local programme of community testing. This is part of the wider Government strategy to tackle the virus.
What is COVID-19 community testing?
A new locally-led testing service set up to test people without COVID-19 symptoms (asymptomatic) in Warwickshire using lateral flow antigen testing.
The aim of testing people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms is to protect those most at risk, using rapid testing to speed up the process.
Who is the community test for?
In light of the national lockdown, which means where possible people should be working from home and limiting their trips outside, we are now urging frontline workers, some of which are outlined below to come forward and get tested.
- Health or social care
- Education or childcare
- Essential shops, supermarkets or financial services
- Food production or processing
- Warehousing, packing or distribution
- Essential public sector services including waste, bin collections, security etc
- Construction, utilities or communications
- Agency workers
We would advise that people working in these areas take up the opportunity to get tested weekly to help to reduce the spread of the virus.
Where can I get tested?
The Other Place, Waterside, Stratford upon Avon. You can book via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/stratford-upon-avon-covid-community-testing-32080684767. Parking in Church Street Car Park including disabled parking.