Second Covid Community Testing Centre opens in Barnstaple

Selaine Saxby MP with councillors John Mathews and Frank Biederman at the Barnstaple Covid-19 testin

Selaine Saxby MP with councillors John Mathews and Frank Biederman at the Barnstaple Covid-19 testing station on Seven Brethren. Picture: Selaine Saxby MP - Credit: Selaine Saxby MP

A second Community Testing Centre, offering rapid coronavirus tests that provide results within the hour, is opening this Wednesday, February 17, in Barnstaple. 

It is setting up in the car park at the town’s Taw View, Civic Centre, on North Walk road, and will be open 9am to 5pm, seven days a week, with extended hours 7am to 7pm on Mondays and Thursdays. 

It will provide lateral flow tests for anyone who leaves the house to work or volunteer, and who comes into contact with others. 

The purpose of community testing is to identify people likely to have the virus, so that those testing negative can continue their day while still following public health rules.  Anyone testing positive is instructed to go home and self-isolate. 

The tests are for people who may not know they are carrying the virus.  One in three people with coronavirus do not show any symptoms and could be going about their day passing it to others unknowingly. 


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