Book a COVID 19 rapid test


B&NES Council is opening its first rapid Covid-19 test site on Monday 1 March, to prevent the spread of the virus among people who do not have symptoms (asymptomatic).

From today (Wednesday 24 February), you can book yourself a quick, free and easy lateral flow test (LFT) at the Apex Hotel in Bath – if you’re a key worker, volunteer or you’re unable to work from home.

Around one in three people with COVID-19 don't have symptoms, so rapid testing will help us find cases of the virus and get people to isolate so we can break the chains of transmission, and reduce the spread of the virus in our area.

Anyone working out in the community is being encouraged to get tested at least once per week – and preferably twice, 3-5 days apart.

Further sites will open at the Masonic Hall in Keynsham (Monday 8 March) and the Centurion Hotel in Midsomer Norton (Wednesday 10 March). And all sites will be open from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.

Appointments are available in five-minute slots and can be booked up to two weeks in advance via www.bathnes.gov.uk/rapidtest. The test process including registration on arrival takes around 15 minutes and results are sent by text or email, usually within one hour.

If you want to know more about these lateral flow tests, who can take the tests, and what happens if you test positive, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/understanding-lateral-flow-antigen-testing-for-people-without-symptoms

If you have any further questions please contact rapidtest@bathnes.gov.uk

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