Bromley’s rapid testing helps stop the spread of Covid-19

Published Wednesday, 3 February 2021

More than 10,000 people without any symptoms have been tested for Covid-19 since the inception of Bromley’s Lateral Flow Rapid Testing programme just over four weeks ago, with around 108 testing positive. The positivity rate of 1.1 per cent is in line with the London benchmark.

These tests aim to identify those who have the virus but without showing any symptoms and ask them to self-isolate to stop the spread. One in three people who test positive for Covid-19 have no symptoms and so could be spreading the virus without knowing. By regularly testing those who come into contact with people outside their own household or bubble as part of their everyday circumstances, the council can help prevent the inadvertent spread of the virus.

The two Rapid Test Centres in Bromley, at the Civic Centre and the Kentwood Centre in Penge, offer lateral flow tests for those over 18, without symptoms. Book a rapid Covid test here www.bromley.gov.uk/rapidtesting - results are sent within 30 minutes to a smart phone or by email. Read more about rapid testing.