Mobile coronavirus testing sites coming to High Wycombe and Princes Risborough
Coronavirus mobile testing sites will be visiting High Wycombe and Princes Risborough over the coming days.
The locations are:
- Princes Risborough – from Saturday, 5 September, for one day
- High Wycombe – from Saturday, 5 September, for up to two days
- High Wycombe – from Monday, 7 September, for up to two days
Anyone with coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) is currently eligible to be tested. Also, anyone told to have a test before going, for example, to hospital for surgery is eligible, and you can arrange a test for someone else in your household with symptoms. We would ask that anyone who does not have coronavirus symptoms should please not book a test unless they have been advised to do so by a medical professional.
Tests at mobile sites should be booked first and are not available on a ‘drop-in’ basis at this time. Further details of the testing sites will be provided to people when they book their test.
To arrange a test, go to www.gov.uk/coronavirus and click on the appropriate link for you within the ‘testing’ section of information. It is also possible to now order a home testing kit if you cannot get to a testing site.
If the mobile testing sites are fully booked then you will be offered testing at the next-closest location.
A ‘hybrid’ testing centre is also now running in Slough, in Montem Car Park, Montem Lane. This is open for both booked and drop-in visits. It is open to Bucks residents and visitors can attend on both car and on foot.
Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Community Engagement at Buckinghamshire Council, said: “As we have seen in other parts of the country, we must all remain vigilant to help stop the spread of the virus, keep people healthy and avoid more restrictions coming back into place in Buckinghamshire. Even if your symptoms are mild and you don’t feel they are bothering you much, we would still urge you to please get tested as early as possible. The more cases we can identify, the better able we are to keep this virus under control.”
Dr Raj Bajwa, GP and Chair of NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Testing is essential to help keep NHS services running smoothly during this outbreak, and to help vulnerable people stay as safe as possible from coronavirus infection. These mobile sites offer a great boost to our testing capabilities in Buckinghamshire, so we hope they will be well-used by those that need them.”