Rapid Testing Programme Extended

Slough’s Covid rapid testing programme is being extended until the end of March which includes more testing centres and longer opening hours the council has announced today (19 February 2021).

Covid community testing for those without symptoms has been running since January and is now being extended until at least 31 March.

And from next week there will be three testing centres across Slough – all with extended opening hours.

These are:

  • The Centre, Farnham Road – open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 8am to 8pm (6pm on Saturdays)
  • Langley Pavilion, Langley Road – open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 8am to 6pm
  • Arbour Park, Stoke Road – open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 8am to 6pm

The centres are also now offering testing for children under 12, as well as older children and adults, as long as the test is administered by a parent or guardian under supervision by the medical professionals on site.

Current Covid case rates in Slough are 210.6 per 100,000 of the population. There are 58 residents in hospital due to Covid with an average age of just 67 and in the week ending 5 February (the latest data) 21 Slough residents died due to Covid.

More information and a link to book a test can be found at https://www.slough.gov.uk/coronavirus/mass-rapid-testing