A LOCAL rapid Covid test site has been forced to close for two weeks due to roadwork disruptions.

Bracknell Forest Council warned locals of the changes this week at Brownlow Hall in Warfield.

The testing site, for those who are asymptomatic, in County Lane will be closed temporarily for the next two weeks.

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Officials said it has been forced to close until April 17 as a result of roadworks in the local area.

There will also be roadworks ongoing around the Great Hollands Pavillion testing site, that will affect journey times. However, it will remain open and a diversion will be in place directing those heading to the testing site.

Anyone requiring asymptomatic testing during this time is asked to travel to other testing sites that are in within the borough.

Alternative sites include Sandhurst Memorial Hall in Sandhurst; Great Hollands Pavilion in Bracknell; The Morgan Centre in Crowthorne; New Priestwood Community Centre in Bracknell; One Lexicon in Bracknell.

Community collect sites for home COVID-19 tests open

Community collect sites for home COVID-19 tests open

Anyone with Covid symptoms should not visit a rapid test centre. They should self-isolate and visit Gov.uk or call 119 to book a PCR test. If you have Covid symptoms you should only leave home to attend the test and not use public transport or taxis or attend work or school.

Details on local rapid testing sites, or how to book an appointment, can be found on the rapid testing page on the Bracknell Forest Council website or by phoning 01344 352000.

These sites are now also operating as community collect sites for those who require home test kits. People who normally collects their kits from Brownlow Hall can visit one of the other sites to obtain their kits or they cana be ordered from gov.uk.

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Brownlow Hall testing site will reopen on Saturday, April 17, between 10am and 6pm.