Special rapid local testing ('surge testing') is being made available in Hart and Rushmoor for the next two weeks in response to a small number of cases of the new variant being detected in the area.
From tomorrow (Wednesday, May 26) until Wednesday, June 9, mobile testing units will be on hand to support anyone living or working within the GU11, GU12, GU51 and GU52 postcodes.
This testing is on top of existing test facilities and is only for people without symptoms of coronavirus.
The units will be at the following locations, between 8am and 8pm every day:
- Hart District Council car park, Fleet GU51 4AE
- Napier Gardens, Farnborough GU11 2JH
- High Street multi-storey car park, Wellington Avenue, Aldershot GU11 1SD
There is a further testing facility at Blackwater and Hawley Leisure Centre, Camberley GU17 9BW, open from 8am to 6pm.
All of the sites can be accessed by car or on foot.
If you have any of the following coronavirus symptoms: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change of sense of smell or taste, you and everyone you live with must immediately self-isolate. You should request a test and not leave home until you receive your test results, except to post your test kit or have a test appointment. You can find out more, including how to request a test, here.
The Covid-19 vaccination programme is continuing across the area and residents are encouraged to make their appointments and attend to have both vaccine doses when they become eligible and are invited to do so.
Anybody who has been contacted to be vaccinated but has not yet made an appointment is urged to either contact the national vaccination programme or their GP surgery to arrange to be vaccinated. It is never too late to take up the offer.
The vaccines currently being administered in the UK have been rigorously tested and independently approved for public use. Two doses are required to provide the full protection against coronavirus.