New rapid COVID-19 test sites for key workers in Keynsham and Midsomer Norton   

The Masonic Hall in Keynsham

Two new rapid COVID-19 test sites will open in Keynsham and Midsomer Norton next week for key workers and people unable to work from home who do not have any coronavirus symptoms.

Around one in three people who have coronavirus will experience no symptoms. Rapid lateral flow testing is important in reducing the risk that they pose to others.

From Monday 8th March, a new testing site will open at the Masonic Hall on Bath Road in Keynsham – with another site opening at the Centurion Hotel in Midsomer Norton on Wednesday 10th March.

The test sites will provide quick, free lateral flow tests (LFTs) for essential workers and volunteers who live or work in Bath and North East Somerset, those people unable to work from home, personal carers and childminders – provided they don’t have symptoms.

Last week, the council opened its first rapid COVID-19 test site at the Apex Hotel in Bath city centre.

All sites will be open from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.

Bookings should be made online and can be made up to two weeks in advance at www.bathnes.gov.uk/rapidtest. The test process including registration on arrival takes around 15 minutes and results are sent by text or email, usually within one hour.

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