New Coronavirus Testing Centre in St Paul’s Cray

Published Monday, 14 September 2020

A Coronavirus testing facility is due to be established at Cotmandene Crescent Car Park in St Paul’s Cray as a result of a bid to the government by Bromley Public Health.

Subject to a successful site visit, testing is scheduled to start at the new facility on 18 September 2020.

The permanent testing facility will be run on behalf of the government by G4S and will complement the mobile facility already established in Norman Park.

The recycling banks on the site will still be fully operational, though parking will no longer be possible within the car park.

A further suitable site for a testing facility is currently being sought in the north of the borough.

Anyone with Coronavirus symptoms, however mild, should book a free swab test that takes less than a minute. Tests should be booked or ordered as soon as symptoms begin at or by calling 119.

Councillor Diane Smith, Executive Member for Adult Care and Health said: “The work to diminish the spread of Coronavirus goes on in the borough amongst fears that the number of rising cases could lead to further restrictions, which none of us would want. The key is to continue to follow the latest guidance and advice from the government and Public Health England.

“We must continue to work together to combat this virus and do our bit to help prevent it spreading. Please take all possible measures to minimise the risk by keeping your distance, regularly washing your hands and wearing a face covering where required. We welcome this new facility and continue to press for an additional site in the north of the borough, which we hope to have news on shortly “ 


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