People who think they may have contracted Coronavirus can get tested at a temporary pop-up testing centre in Old Deer Park, at selected dates this August.
In addition to the drive-in testing centre at Twickenham Stadium, the tests are being offered to anyone who thinks they may have symptoms - not just key workers. See the below for the dates.
Please note the test will not show if you have already had Covid-19, only if you have the infection on the day of the test.
You must not turn up without an appointment - those who have not booked will not be tested.
The main symptoms of the disease are:
A high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
A new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
More information on being tested and how to book your test.
Please note, if Richmond is not shown as one of the options when you book, please try again later.
Leader of Richmond Council, Cllr Gareth Roberts, said:
“A key element of the strategy to eradicate this virus is to conduct as many tests as possible, especially for essential workers and those most at risk.
“If you are elderly, a key worker or covered by an of the categories listed above, and either you or a close member of your family has developed symptoms of Coronavirus, then please come and get tested.”
Those tested will receive their results 48 hours later.
Please remember you can also apply for a Home Test Kit. They are delivered to your home and then collected by courier once completed. Please visit www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-testfor more information.
The pop-up testing centre is available at Old Deer Park throughout August ONLY to those people with an appointment:
- Friday 7th August
- Monday 10th August
- Thursday 13th August
- Sunday 16th August
- Wednesday 19th August
- Saturday 22nd August
- Tuesday 25th August
- Friday 28th August
- Monday 31st August
– from a Richmond Council press release - 3 August 2020