Coronavirus testing centre being established in Hayes

Published Friday, 15 January 2021

A coronavirus testing facility is due to be established in Hayes, with the site envisaged to be in operation from next week.

The latest testing facility for those with coronavirus symptoms will be established within the Station Approach car park. Residents who have coronavirus symptoms and who need to book or order a test should visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119. This latest news will mean there are then four testing centres within the borough for residents who are symptomatic, with this site complementing testing facilities in Crystal Palace car park, Cotmandene Crescent car park in St Pauls Cray and the mobile facility testing unit operating in Norman Park.

Councillor Diane Smith, Executive Councillor for Adult Care and Health said, “Bromley Council is pleased to be able to continue to support the government’s testing initiative but the sad and stark reality is that this centre is needed because of the continued high numbers of cases which is already much publicised.  Whilst in the last day or so, there are tentative welcome signs that numbers are falling slightly, they are still at worryingly high levels.”

Councillor Smith continued, “We remain in a critical position locally and nationally and it is absolutely imperative we all do what we can to prevent the spread of this dreadful virus to protect our loved ones and the wider community.  This is such a difficult time for so many of us for many reasons, but we need to keep going and stick strictly to the rules and advice from the government and Public Health England. I would like to thank everyone for their understanding and support in these difficult times and urge residents who have symptoms to come forwards and get tested. If residents who do test positive do the right thing and self isolate and stay at home for 10 days, it will help in the battle to prevent the virus spreading whilst the race to get residents vaccinated is underway.”

Book a test at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test, or call 119. 

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Editor’s notes – The Covid-19 testing facilities are not run by Bromley Council.  This testing work is different from the Rapid Testing Units previously announced, where targeted testing for frontline staff and the community is taking place for those who do not have symptoms.

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