HUNDREDS of residents have been urged to get tested following a rise in the new Covid-19 variant.

People living in the GU47 0 area of Bracknell Forest and those over 11-years-old have been asked to get tested as a number of cases of the Delta variant are linked to schools.

Those who work in the postcode area also have to get tested as well as people who have no coronavirus symptoms.

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It comes after data shows a high infection rate in the area and a low vaccine uptake. The council said those who are not getting their vaccines further increases the risk of transmission and serious disease.

Bracknell Forest Council announced surge testing across this part of Bracknell last week in a response to growing concerns over the rising number of cases linked to the Indian (Delta) variant.

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Where to get surge tested?

No appointments needed:

  • Owlsmoor Community Centre car park - Yeovil Road, Owlsmoor, Sandhurst GU47 0TF from 8am to 8pm.
  • Pyes Acre car park - Yorktown Road, Sandhurst GU47 9AH - 8am to 2pm and 3pm to 8pm
  • Sandhurst Memorial Hall car park - Yorktown Road, Sandhurst GU47 9BJ - 8am to 2pm and 3pm to 8pm
  • Morgan Recreation Ground car park - Lower Broadmoor Road, Crowthorne RG45 7LA - 8am to 8pm on 16 to 17 June, 19 June, 21 to 24 June, 26 June, 28 to 30 June
  • Bracknell Leisure Centre - Bagshot Road, Bracknell RG12 9SE - 2pm to 8pm

If you are vulnerable and can't get to a test site then you can contact Bracknell Forest Community Response in partnership with The Ark on 01344266911 any day of the week between 8am and 5pm or email

You’ll get a text or email with your result within three days. If you do not have symptoms you can continue to go to work or school while you wait for your results.

If you test positive from the surge testing you must self-isolate immediately along with your household for 10 days to stop the spread of the virus.