Mobile coronavirus testing centre open in Buckingham today, Monday

Coronavirus mobile testing sites in Buckinghamshire this week include one in Buckingham.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 10:18 am
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 10:20 am
Mobile coronavirus testing site

Coronavirus mobile testing sites will be operating throughout Buckinghamshire again this week, for anyone who needs to arrange a Covid test.

The mobile testing sites include one in Buckingham on Monday, March 22, for up to two days.

Other sites include:

High Wycombe, on on Friday, March 26, for up to four days.

Princes Risborough, on Saturday, March 27.

Gerrards Cross, on Saturday, March 27for up to two days.

Marlow, on Wednesday, March 24, for up to two days.

Walk-through testing sites are also open seven days a week at the Gateway Centre car park in Aylesbury and the Buckinghamshire New University campus in High Wycombe, and these will be in place for the foreseeable future. A drive-in testing site is also now up and running at Aylesbury Vale Parkway Station.

These sites are open for use by anyone with coronavirus symptoms, but all tests must be booked first – they are not available on a ‘drop-in’ basis.

Anyone with even mild symptoms is being encouraged to arrange a test to help stop the spread of the virus. Symptoms include a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste. Anyone with one or more of these symptoms should book a test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119. It is also possible to order a home testing kit via the website.

If the mobile testing sites are fully booked, you will be offered testing at the next-closest location.

A testing centre operating in Slough is also currently open to Buckinghamshire residents, for booked-in visits only.

Gareth Williams, cabinet member for Public Health and Community Engagement at Buckinghamshire Council, said: “While I’m sure we are all relieved to see a planned roadmap out of our current situation, it is still vital that we continue to do everything possible to stop the spread of the virus.

"The vaccination rollout is going well in Buckinghamshire and infection rates are improving, but the situation remains serious.

"So please do get tested if you have any coronavirus symptoms – no matter how mild – and isolate unless you get a ‘negative’ result. Please also isolate if anyone in your household develops symptoms.

“In the meantime, please carry on following the ‘hands, face, space’ rules and avoid unnecessary travel. We must continue to work together to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe, and to protect our NHS and social care services. Thank you for all your efforts in this difficult time.”

For more information about walk-through testing sites, you can watch this video /www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcRw92bO8xg&t=50s

You can read the full guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection, and on the latest lockdown measures, on the government website - https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

If you need extra support during the lockdown period, keep checking www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/ which will continue to be updated with information about the various ways you can get help.

Details of the vaccination programme in Buckinghamshire can be found on the Buckinghamshire Council website at www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/community-hub/covid-19-vaccination-programme/