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New coronavirus testing site in Bucks this week

Another mobile site will be set up in High Wycombe later this week

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 6:19pm 9th June 2020. (Updated at 6:12am 10th June 2020) 3-minute read.

New coronavirus testing site in Bucks this week

High Wycombe has see three other temporary testing sites set up.

Another coronavirus mobile testing site will be up and running in High Wycombe later this week.

It will operate for up to three days from Thursday, 11 June.

This will be the fourth to come to High Wycombe, and follows others in Amersham, Aylesbury and Buckingham in recent weeks.

Anyone who has coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) is now eligible to be tested.

However, tests for essential workers, such as frontline healthcare staff, are being prioritised over tests for the wider public at this time.

To arrange a test, go online and click on the appropriate link for you within the ‘testing’ section of information. The booking process is slightly different for members of the public to that for essential workers.

Tests must be booked and are not available on a ‘drop-in’ basis. You can also book a test at a different site via the website. Further details of the testing sites will be provided to people when they book their test.

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Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Community Engagement at Buckinghamshire Council, said:

“Testing is now available to anyone who has coronavirus symptoms, not just essential workers – although they continue to be prioritised for obvious reasons. We’re pleased to have more of these vital testing sites coming to Buckinghamshire as our communities work together to stop the spread of coronavirus. Please do book a slot if you think you have symptoms.”

Dr Raj Bajwa, GP and Chair of NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

“Testing is essential to help keep NHS services running smoothly during this outbreak, and to help vulnerable people stay as safe as possible from coronavirus infection. These mobile sites will offer a great boost to our testing capabilities in Buckinghamshire, so we hope they will be well-used by those that need them.”

You can find out more about getting tested as a member of the public with symptoms here.

And you can find out more about getting tested as an essential worker here.

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