Redditch Library will soon offer rapid Covid-19 testing for residents - The Redditch Standard

Redditch Library will soon offer rapid Covid-19 testing for residents

Redditch Editorial 28th Apr, 2021 Updated: 28th Apr, 2021   0

Redditch Library will be the new designated location for rapid Covid-19 testing from Tuesday, May 4.

The last day of testing at Redditch Town Hall, the current site, will be this Friday.

Residents living in and around the Redditch area, aged 18 and over, will be able to access a free rapid test at the Market Place library in the town centre.

The test centre will be open between 9.30am and 4.20pm, Monday to Saturday.

However, opening hours on the first day (May 4) will be limited to 12.30am-4.20pm.

The library will also become a collection point for home testing kits.

Hannah Perrott, assistant director for communities at Worcestershire County Council, said: “Libraries offer a convenient location for local people to get free rapid flow tests. We are delighted that Redditch Library will be a test site to further support our local community.”

“Libraries across Worcestershire reopened on April 12 for browsing and borrowing, so this gives people a great opportunity to get tested while visiting the library.”

Rapid Covid testing is only suitable for people without symptoms.

Those with symptoms of Covid-19, i.e, a new continuous cough, high temperature or a loss of sense of taste or smell should book a test by visiting the Government’s website.

The library will run alongside the existing testing site at the Trescott Road car park which is a testing zone for people with symptoms of Covid-19 in the morning and a collection point for home testing kits in the afternoon.

Visit to book a test.

Walk-ins are available but are not guaranteed.


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