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Free Covid-19 weekly testing - Birch Coppice on Wednesdays and Thursdays (8am-2pm)

Published on Wednesday, 3rd March 2021

Warwickshire County Council would like to help your business with its workplace Covid-19 testing offer.

Around 1 in 3 people with Covid-19 have no symptoms and can infect others unknowingly. Managing outbreaks within the workplace will be vital in reducing the spread of Covid-19 and will help businesses manage staff absence. Encouraging your workforce to have a Covid-19 test at least once a week will identify any positive cases early and reduce transmissions across the rest of your workforce.

Warwickshire County Council is introducing a mobile ‘rapid result’ lateral flow testing facility at key employment locations across the county. This testing facility is for people without symptoms and will provide results in around an hour. We hope that bringing testing closer to you will reduce the potential impacts on your productivity.

We would like to encourage you and your staff to attend our mobile testing site:

  • Wednesday and Thursday (please check from week to week as this mobile offer will move around the county to meet demands and outbreaks)
  • 8.30am to 2pm
  • Avison Young Gate House, Birch Coppice Business Park, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1SQ

Advance booking is not required, but staggered arrival of people is recommended to limit queueing. The service is free, but we welcome feedback to support its improvement. As this is a pilot testing facility, please bear with us while we understand demand levels.

Our ambition is to test as many essential workers as possible and if we find demand is low at this particular site we may relocate elsewhere in future weeks. Government is keen that employers set up their own in-house testing offers. Register your interest at www.gov.uk/get-workplace-coronavirus-tests if you employ more than 50 staff. If you employ fewer than 50 staff or you have any other questions, please get in touch directly with us by emailing communitytesting@warwickshire.gov.uk.

Warwickshire County Council already offers 6 static testing sites in Warwickshire. You can find out more about lateral flow testing and these sites by visiting www.warwickshire.gov.uk/informationcoronavirus/coronavirus-community-testing/2

PEOPLE WITH COVID SYMPTOMS: book a test at a symptomatic testing centre by ringing 119 or booking online at gov.uk and isolate.