Rapid Covid-19 test site for key workers in B&NES

19 Mar 2021

If you work with others, or you have to leave home to go to work or volunteer, you are now able to book a quick, free and easy Covid-19 test.

Around one in three people who have coronavirus will experience no symptoms. Rapid lateral flow testing is important in reducing the risk that they pose to others.

There are three sites in Bath and North East Somerset providing quick, free lateral flow tests (LFTs). They’re based in:

  • The Apex Hotel, James Street, Bath
  • The Masonic Hall, Bath Road, Keynsham
  • The Centurion Hotel, Charlton Lane, Midsomer Norton

The tests are open to anyone over the age of 16 who lives or works in Bath and North East Somerset – provided they don’t have symptoms. This includes for essential workers and volunteers, those people unable to work from home, personal carers and childminders.

Bookings can be made online and can be made up to two weeks in advance: www.bathnes.gov.uk/rapidtest. The test process including registration on arrival takes around 15 minutes and results are sent by text or email, usually within one hour.

For more information about booking a rapid flow test, including eligibility, visit: www.bathnes.gov.uk/rapidtest

Please do not contact the venues directly with rapid flow testing enquiries. For questions about access to local rapid testing email rapid_test@bathnes.gov.uk.

All council updates on coronavirus can be found at https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/coronavirus