How can I get tested?
All people who live and work in Abbey and Wembrook and surrounding areas in Nuneaton are being asked to take a PCR test, even if they don’t have coronavirus symptoms. This will help track the COVID-19 variant of concern and prevent transmission.
This is the most accurate test option available and one that can be analysed in a lab to identify new variants.
There are lots of ways people can get tested:
- Use the postcode checker
- Two temporary PCR test sites have been set up at:
- Barling Way, Bermuda Business Park
- Hammond Close, Attleborough Fields Industrial Centre
- Bookings are not required. They are open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. Hammond Close accepts people on foot only.
- A Collect and Drop service is available for people to call in and pick up a home test PCR kit to do at home. They can then return them to the same site or use the provided box to post them to the lab. The locations are:
- Nuneaton United Reform Church
- Wembrook Community Centre
- Manor Court Baptist Church
- Edward Street community centre
- People can also pick up home test PCR kits at the Nuneaton market, on Wednesday and Saturday.
- A door to door PCR test drop off service is being offered in targeted parts of Abbey and Wembrook. The door-to-door team will return to collect used test kits later the same day or the following day.
- Book a PCR test online and click "my local authority has asked me to have test".
- PCR test kits may be available from schools and employers
All PCR tests must be registered before they are returned. You can register PCR tests online.
The PCR test kits are not the same as the Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test kits that you can get from local testing sites, pharmacies or via the GOV.UK home delivery route.
If you live in the target area and have recently used one of these LFD self-test kits, or visited an LFD testing site, you should still test yourself again with one of the PCR tests.
People without symptoms should continue twice-weekly LFD testing.
For people with coronavirus symptoms
If you have coronavirus symptoms, you should isolate with your household and get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus.
If a person tests positive, has any symptoms or is contact traced following close contact with someone who tests positive, they should self-isolate immediately.
There is currently no evidence to suggest this variant is more serious than others, or that the regulated vaccine would not protect against it.
People with symptoms or who should be isolating should not attend any of the Collect and Drop sites, but should book tests online.