Unfortunately like many parts of the country we have seen an increase in people suffering from COVID-19 and I would just like to re-iterate that we have Rapid Test facilities in our area that is specifically in place to test people who SHOW NO SYMPTONS and this can be helpful in preventing the transfer of the virus.
IT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE for those who are showing symptoms or who have been in contact with someone who has the virus and they should contact 119 and they will make separate arrangements for you to be tested.
The aim of locally led testing for people without coronavirus symptoms is to protecting those most at risk.
The tests are available now for those without symptoms of Covid-19 at the Adult and Community Learning site on Pound Lane in Lillington, Leamington Spa and are available for booking between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
The service uses the fast turnaround lateral flow test kits, which can deliver results in around an hour
Tests can be booked here
Lateral flow antigen tests help to identify and isolate more people who are at high likelihood of spreading virus and break the chains of transmission and will play a key role in tackling Covid-19
The tests are really simple to do using a swab from your nose and mouth, and you will be supported throughout the process by the test centre staff. Results are quick and should you test positive, help and advice is available at
Please note, only people without Covid-19 symptoms should book a test. Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 – a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a change to their sense of taste or smell – must self-isolate and book a test via .www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119 as usual
If you would like to know more please follow the link to this helpful video.
All blogs are written or edited by Cllr Pam Redford & Cllr Trevor Wright