Borough Council of Wellingborough

Updated guidance on Covid-19 testing

Covid-19 testing: Walk-in sites can still accept walk-ins without an appointment, but only if you are displaying symptoms.

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Updated guidance on Covid-19 testing

Published Monday, 14 September 2020

Free coronavirus testing is available at the Market Square in Wellingborough if you have coronavirus symptoms. Tests must be booked in advance at or by calling 119. New booking slots are released around 6pm and each morning.

Please be aware that the government has also set up a home-testing service, supported by Amazon's logistics network and other commercial partners. Home test kits can be delivered to someone’s door so they can test themselves and their family without leaving the house.

On September 24, the NHS launches it Covid-19 Track and Trace app. 
The NHS COVID-19 app is part of our large scale coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and contact tracing programme called the NHS Test and Trace service in England and the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect service in Wales. The app will be used, alongside traditional contact tracing, to notify users if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus. 

The app allows people to report symptoms, order a coronavirus test, check in to venues by scanning a QR code and it helps the NHS trace individuals that may have coronavirus.
The app will help the NHS understand if the virus is spreading in a particular area, and so local authorities can respond quickly to stop it spreading further and save lives. 

The app does this while protecting a user’s anonymity. Nobody, including the government, will know who or where a particular user is.


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