Pharmacies boost testing capacity across the city

This week it got even easier for you take up the habit of twice-weekly asymptomatic testing as many local pharmacies began to offer appointments for supervised tests, drop-in services for collecting home test kits or both!

Testing when you don’t have symptoms is freely available to all adults and finds the one in three who get coronavirus but don’t show symptoms and so risk spreading it.

The council’s asymptomatic test site, now at Somerstown Central, also offers appointments by booking online and a drop-in service for home test kit collection.

From Saturday 1 May, the Eldon Road and Northarbour Road sites revert to only offering testing for those with symptoms. This is via a PCR test and you need to book an appointment. Both sites are open 7 days a week, 8am-8pm.

Find out more here.