Release Date: 29 December 2020
People who are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 are reminded that they can also get tested at the temporary pop-up testing centre in Old Deer Park, on selected dates this January, including New Year's Day.
In addition to the drive-in testing centre at Twickenham Stadium and walk-in centre in Teddington, the tests are being offered to anyone with coronavirus symptoms. See below for the dates.
Please note the test will not show if you have already been infected with COVID-19, only if you have the infection on the day of the test.
You must not turn up without an appointment – those who have not booked will not be tested.
The main symptoms of the disease are:
Further information on being tested and how to book your test.
Please note, if Richmond is not shown as one of the options when you book, please try again later.
Leader of Richmond Council, Cllr Gareth Roberts, said:
"Now we are in Tier 4 it is essential that we all stay home. It is equally important that we all take action if we start to display symptoms.
"There is now a huge capacity in Richmond to get tested. So – if you are showing any of the symptoms, self-isolate and don’t put anyone at risk and get a test straight away. And, if you need support whilst self-isolating, there is plenty available."
The pop-up testing centre is available at Old Deer Park throughout January 2021 only to those people with an appointment:
If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Elinor Firth on 020 8487 5159.
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Updated: 31 December 2020