Communities supported with two COVID-19 test facilities for Mid Devon
While Tiverton has hosted a site previously, a new site will also be opened in Cullompton.
The temporary testing sites are available to anyone in England and Wales who has symptoms of the virus.
A mobile unit will continue to be situated in the car park at Exe Valley Leisure Centre at Bolham Road, Tiverton, EX16 6SG and it is anticipated this will be in place until Saturday 25 July.
The Cullompton mobile unit will be situated in Station Road car park, which is accessed from Forge Way, is due to operate from Saturday 18 July until Saturday 25 July. Both mobile units are “pop up” facilities as such personnel may be deployed elsewhere if needed. The sites in Mid Devon are not as a result of any local outbreak and are part of the Government’s commitment to providing easy access to testing for communities across the country.
The facility is being delivered by the Ministry of Defence, on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care and both sites will be staffed by military personnel from 10:00am until 4:00pm (times subject to change).
You should be tested as soon as possible from when you first display symptoms of the virus (within three days) and should book the test online.
You can read more about the testing eligibility and can book a test using the Government’s online portal. You will need to show ID at the testing centre and must not arrive at the testing site without a scheduled appointment. If you are unable to access the internet, you can book a test by calling 119.
The Tiverton site is a drive through facility, so you must arrive in a vehicle in order to be tested. Please do not leave your vehicle and take instructions upon arrival at the site. The Cullompton site allows people to gain a test via a walk through facility as well as via vehicles.
The sites will be deep cleaned when the testing site has been closed, so that it can safely be returned to its normal use once government guidance allows.
Remember, you can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
To check out the latest Mid Devon information visit middevon.gov.uk.
For Government Coronavirus information visit gov.uk/coronavirus.