Mobile COVID-19 tests come to Flitwick

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COVID-19 rapid testing update


Mobile testing coming to Flitwick

We are rolling out a fleet of mobile COVID-19 test and collect buses to make it even easier for you to get a rapid test if you don't have COVID-19 symptoms.

The new service will provide testing kits and show you how to take a test on site first to ensure you feel confident to use them at home.

The first buses have been operating in Leighton Buzzard and Houghton Regis. From this week more buses will be on the road, starting with Flitwick on Friday. We also aim to launch in Biggleswade soon.

The mobile service replaces the testing sites that have been operating at the leisure centres in Biggleswade, Flitwick and Dunstable which have now closed.

Testing at the mobile buses is free and there is no need to book an appointment, you can just turn up. 

Staff will be on hand to help you self-test, demonstrate how to do the tests at home and give away home testing kits.  There will be help on hand if you need it.

The testing is free, easy and quick.

With around one in three people who have coronavirus showing no symptoms, regular testing is vital to help identify more people who have COVID-19 as early as possible and help to reduce the spread of the virus.

We recommend getting tested twice a week, 3 to 4 days apart.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms

The rapid test centres are for people without symptoms. If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you should ask for a PCR test to check if you have the virus. You can book a home test or a test at a PCR centre.

You can request a test online via the NHS website.

Rapid tests

Where to get your rapid test

You can collect up to 2 packs of 7 tests from our new mobile testing centres in Houghton Regis, Leighton Buzzard and Flitwick.  

And from 11 May, you will be able to collect a home test kit from any library in Central Bedfordshire. 

Houghton Regis Day Centre, 12, Parkside Drive.

Monday 11am to 7 pm 

Tuesday 11am till 7pm

Thursday  11am till 7pm

Friday 11am till 7pm

Leighton Buzzard Duncombe Drive car park

Monday 9am to 6pm 

Tuesday 8am to 5pm

Thursday 9am to 6pm

Friday 8am to 5pm

Flitwick Village Hall, Dunstable Road, Flitwick, MK45 1HP

Friday 7 May 8am till 5pm

Monday 11 May 9am to 6pm

Tuesday 12 May 8am to 5pm

Thursday 14 May 9am to 6pm 

Friday 15 May 8am to 5pm                      

More information

You can get test kits from participating pharmacies or order a pack of 7 tests for home delivery from the UK government website.

Find a pharmacy where you can collect rapid tests

Order rapid lateral flow home test kits on GOV.UK: 

If you do tests at home, you'll need to report your results online or on the phone. Your pack will include details of how to do this and what to do next.

Find out more here

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