A brand new walk-through coronavirus testing facility has opened in Chingford.
Testing at this site, in Richmond Road Car Park, is barely obtainable for these with Covid-19 signs – a excessive temperature, a brand new steady cough, or a loss or change to your sense of odor or style.
The new site is located so it’s simply accessible with out a automotive.
Those being examined might be required to observe public well being measures, together with social distancing, an not utilizing public transport.
Joe McDonnell, Director of Public Health at Waltham Forest Council, mentioned: “We are happy to have this new site as a part of our ongoing work to supply communities entry to coronavirus testing. The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) walk-in take a look at site for individuals with Covid-19 signs may also give residents in Chingford extra choices to get examined inside their space.
“And now, anybody who checks constructive as a part of common testing utilizing speedy take a look at kits, wants a PCR take a look at to substantiate the prognosis, making it extra essential than ever to have good native entry to PCR testing.
“Remember, the speedy dwelling take a look at kits that so many residents have picked up are just for common weekly use for individuals with out signs – should you do have signs, getting a PCR take a look at, from this site or elsewhere, is the one manner you will be certain in case you have Covid. If you’ve gotten signs, solely a detrimental PCR take a look at outcome will allow you to finish isolation early – a speedy take a look at outcome shouldn’t be sufficient.
“I urge everybody with signs of Covid, regardless of how gentle, to get a PCR take a look at and observe the recommendation of NHS Test and Trace in case you are contacted.”