A mobile testing unit will be located in the Dinton Pastures Country Park overflow car park on Thursdays going forward into February. Attendance at the site will be via appointment/booking only, meaning only those with a pre-booked appointment will be seen.
Tests can be booked via the national website, with booking slots allocated the day before for morning appointments the day after, or in the morning for same day afternoon appointments. Residents should only book a test if they have one or more of the following coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
For the safety of other visitors, testing will take place in the overflow car park, which will be closed for regular parking on these dates. People with appointments will drive in, get tested and drive out.
The council is committed to expanding the capacity of local test sites and is working closely with local partners to make it even easier to get tested. If no local appointments are available, residents may be able to book a home testing kit or find a booking at a nearby regional testing unit (Newbury and Slough).
Anyone testing positive for the virus in England will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace to help them trace their contacts. This will help to identify who they may have been in close contact with, protecting others from further transmission. Close contacts of those testing positive will also hear from NHS Test and Trace, asking them to stay at home for 14 days to prevent them from unknowingly spreading the virus. They will be advised to also book a test if they develop symptoms.