TODAY is the final day people can were tested for coronavirus at Bracknell’s mobile testing unit — and new pictures have revealed the work behind the scenes at the site.

The unit has been running since Monday, May 4 and has tested dozens of key workers, people aged over 65 with symptoms, residents in care homes and more residents eligible for the provision.

Fully-trained military personnel have been carrying out operations at the testing site, which is located at Easthampstead House car park in the town centre.

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Chris Mansfield, town centre manager, said: “We’ve made Easthampstead House car park available for those three days and this is a facility that is available for anyone who signs on online to be tested as part of the covid-19 response.

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“The support, the enthusiasm, it’s just incredible to see everyone stepping forward and being part of this response.”

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Tests are available for those eligible for the service, including:

  • Key workers and all those working on the frontline in health and social care (with or without symptoms) will be tested
  • Patients in the NHS and residents in care homes (with or without symptoms)
  • All essential workers with symptoms
  • Anyone over 65 with symptoms
  • Anyone who goes into work because they cannot work from home (e.g. construction workers) and has symptoms
  • Anyone who has symptoms and lives with someone who meets any of the above criteria

If you could not get a test at the Bracknell site before the mobile unit departed, other regional testing sites are available. Click here to register for an appointment.

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Residents must take ID showing they are an essential worker when attending their appointment.