Image above: Isleworth Library; Google Streetview
A new site went live on Tuesday 19 January for asymptomatic testing at Isleworth Library, Twickenham Rd, Isleworth TW7 7EU, which may be the nearest one for some people living in south Chiswick.
Another, at the Wellington Day Centre 292 Staines Rd, Hounslow TW4 5BA went live on Monday 18 January.
The asymptomatic tests are Lateral Flow tests, which take 15 minutes and provide a result within 40 minutes are available for anyone who still needs to go out for work – key workers, carers, tradespeople and essential retail workers – who need a quick result and regular testing. The tests are free. Book a test here.
A mobile test van has also been set up, which will focus on businesses.
‘It is important that this resource targets areas where the number of case is very high in order to bring down rates where there is significant community transmission’ Kelly told The Chiswick Calendar.
LB Hounslow has highest infection rate in London
The Rapid testing sites have been open at Hounslow House and Heston Library since 4 January and by 14 January more than 1,000 people had been tested.
LB Hounslow now has the highest rate of Covid infection in London. Council Leader Steve Curran and Director of Public Health Kelly O’Neill are urging people to stay home.
Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said:
“The current infection rate in the borough is extremely high and we’re doing all we can to help reduce it as quickly as possible. Rapid testing is an opportunity for us all to do our bit, and plays an important role in tackling the virus by identifying those who don’t have symptoms, but who may still have coronavirus and be spreading it without knowing. If you can’t work from home, or if others in your household still go out for work, please book your rapid test online.”
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