17th May, 2021

Bromsgrove Library will soon offer rapid Covid-19 testing for residents

Harry Leach 27th Apr, 2021 Updated: 27th Apr, 2021

BROMSGROVE Library will be the new designated location for rapid Covid-19 testing from this Thursday, April 29.

Tomorrow will be the last day of testing at the current site which is the Ryland Centre on New Road.

Residents living in and around the Bromsgrove area, aged 18 and over, will be able to access a free rapid test at the Park Side library based on Market Street.

The test centre will be open between 9.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday and 10.30am to 3.30pm on Saturdays.

However, opening hours this Thursday will be limited to 12.30am-4.30pm.

The library will also become a collection point for home testing kits.

Hannah Perrott, assistant director for communities at Worcestershire County Council, said: “Libraries offer a convenient location for local people to get free rapid flow tests. We are delighted that Bromsgrove Library will be a test site to further support our local community.”

“Libraries across Worcestershire reopened on April 12 for browsing and borrowing, so this gives people a great opportunity to get tested while visiting the library.”

Rapid Covid testing is only suitable for people without symptoms.

Those with symptoms of Covid-19, i.e, a new continuous cough, high temperature or a loss of sense of taste or smell should book a test by visiting the Government’s website.

The library will run alongside the existing testing site at the Stourbridge Road car park which is a testing zone for people with symptoms of Covid-19 in the morning and a collection point for home testing kits in the afternoon.

Click here  to book a test.

Walk-ins are available but are not guaranteed.

 

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