A CORONAVIRUS testing unit will be returning to Bracknell this weekend. 

The mobile hub will be based in the town centre on Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23, between 10.30 am and 4.30 pm. 

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An exact location has not been confirmed yet but is expected to be announced soon. 

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Military personnel will be running the unit and testing residents who register for an appointment in advance. 

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You can book an appointment here if you fall into any of the following categories: 

  • all those working on the frontline in health and social care (with or without symptoms)
  • 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 (for example, construction workers) and has symptoms
  • anyone who has symptoms and lives with someone who meets any of the above criteria

If you get an appointment, you must take ID demonstrating you are an essential worker such as a staff ID badge or a letter from your employer. 

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This is the second time the mobile testing unit will be in Bracknell after the military rolled out the unit at Easthampstead House car park at the start of the month. 

The Bracknell News got a sneak-peak behind the scenes of the testing unit which you can see here

The rollout of the units are part of the effort to increase COVID-19 testing capacity and to supplement local and regional testing sites.