Speedy ‘no symptom’ testing is now accessible at John Bunyan Sports activities & Health Centre, in Mile Highway.
It is for anybody who lives or works in Bedford who’s unable to work at home and isn’t in a position to entry testing via their employer.
Round one in three people who find themselves contaminated with Covid-19 don’t have any signs, in order that they may very well be spreading the illness with out figuring out it.
Common testing is vital in case you go into different individuals’s houses or come into contact with different individuals as a part of your job – for instance, retail cashiers, childminders, bus and taxi drivers and tradespeople like plumbers or electricians.
Testing can also be accessible for pregnant ladies and their companions previous to attending key maternity appointments.
Cllr Louise Jackson, portfolio holder for well being and wellbeing, stated: “We strongly urge those that are coming into contact with different individuals via their work to get examined twice per week, ideally three to 4 days aside. Getting considered one of these exams is the accountable factor to do and will cease you from unknowingly spreading the virus.”
The exams are free, there is no such thing as a must e-book an appointment and proof of eligibility shouldn’t be required.
The self-administered check takes 10 minutes and the outcomes are often despatched by textual content throughout the hour. A damaging fast check doesn’t fully rule out an infection, so it will be significant people and enterprise proceed to observe Covid-secure pointers.
The brand new ‘no symptom’ fast check website is on the John Bunyan Sports activities & Health Centre, Mile Highway (MK42 9TS). Testing is accessible from 7am to midday, and from 1pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.
The initiative is thru a partnership between Bedford Borough Council and the Division of Well being and Social Care.