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Symptom-Free Lateral Flow Tests Available At Millmead House

Published on: 21 Apr, 2021
Updated on: 23 Apr, 2021

Residents, workers and students who do not have Covid-19 symptoms can now have a free test at Millmead House in Guildford town centre.

Walk-in lateral flow tests are available Monday to Friday between 8am and 7.30pm as part of Surrey County Council’s community testing programme.

Anyone over 16 who lives, works or studies in Surrey and do not have Covid-19 symptoms, has not had a positive test result in the past 90 days, and have not been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace is eligible.

GBC managing director James Whiteman said:“I am pleased we are able to host this test centre, a vital part of our work to stop the spread of the virus. Approximately one in three people with Covid-19 have no symptoms but can still pass it on to others, so it is important people who cannot work from home take a test twice a week.

Covid Lateral flow test

“Thanks to the national vaccination programme and playing our part by staying home for so many months we are seeing the number of cases fall, but we all need to continue to help protect each other.”

The test is taken by rubbing a cotton bud over your tonsils and inside your nose. No booking is required and results will be sent to you via text message and email, usually within 30 minutes of the test.

Signs will direct visitors from the front of the building to the site entrance. Limited car parking is available at Millmead House.

There are five Targeted Community Testing sites in Surrey. Full details of these sites can be found at www.surreycc.gov.uk/symptomfreecovidtesting

If you test positive, you should book a PCR test to confirm the diagnosis through the gov.uk website or by calling 119. You and members of your household must also self-isolate immediately, and if your PCR test is positive you must all continue to self-isolate for 10 days after the day of the PCR test.

More than 90% of pharmacies in England are offering free test kits, which can be found at https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk They can also be delivered to your home by calling 119 or at www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

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