THE SITES where Bracknell Forest’s most at-risk workers will be tested for coronavirus have been revealed.

A community testing scheme rolled out by the council begins tomorrow (February 3) and will target essential workers who are not already being tested and who are required to leave home for work or a crucial activity.

The initiative will enable the testing of those workers who are showing no signs of coronavirus symptoms (known as asymptomatic).

In turn, this will help to slow the spread of covid-19 as anyone who is uninfected but unaware of it will be told to self-isolate.

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Essential workers can get tested at one of three community testing sites in the borough.

These are:

  • Great Hollands Pavilion, Bracknell
  • Brownlow Hall, Warfield
  • Morgan Centre, Crowthorne.

The council will contact essential workers who are deemed suitable for community testing.

Testing will be done twice a week with a three to four-day gap in between tests.

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Lateral Flow Testing will be used at the community testing centres. This type of test delivers results within 30 minutes.

If workers test positive, they and their close contacts should isolate at home immediately.

Councillor Paul Bettison, Leader of Bracknell Forest Council, said: “Our number one priority is to keep residents as safe and well as possible and bring down our case rates.

“These community testing centres will help us to identify those who could, unknowingly, be spreading the virus.

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“This will not only help protect our community but also help to protect local businesses from outbreaks within their workforce.

“If you are eligible for community testing due to your job, please do come forward and get your twice-weekly tests.

“By regularly testing those who are at greatest risk of having and spreading the virus without knowing it, we are reducing the risk of transmission and helping to safeguard our loved ones and borough from the virus.”

If residents believe they are eligible for community testing and have not been contacted by the council or their employer, they can visit for information on how to book an appointment for a test.