Covid-19 Surge Testing

Community testing: additional Covid-19 'surge' testing

We're doing additional community testing, also known as 'surge' testing, to help us learn more about the mutated Covid-19 variant in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. It will also act to help reduce the spread of infection by finding asymptomatic cases and prompting people to self-isolate. We're only doing this testing in specific postcodes, so check that your postcode is on the list of areas being tested. The testing will run for two weeks from Sunday 7 February.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 you should get a coronavirus test (GOV.UK)

We've set up three new mobile test sites for additional testing. Do not attend these sites if you have any reason to believe you may be unwell.

If you do not have any symptoms of Covid-19 (if you're 'asymptomatic'), you can get a coronavirus test at one of our new mobile test sites. The test sites will be open from 9am on Sunday 7 February.

You do not need to book an appointment, although there will be a booking process beginning on Tuesday 9 February. We realise that not everyone can get to a test site so other ways for eligible people to get a test during this time will be made available shortly.

At the test site you should wear a face covering and follow social distancing.

There are three new test sites:

  • Science Park, Driac Crescent, Emersons Green, BS16 7FR.
  • Bristol City Council Rapid Testing Centre, 17-18 Wellington Road, BS2 9DA.
  • Imperial Retail Park, Hartcliffe Way, BS13 7TJ.

You can get tested at these sites if you live in the following postcodes:

In South Gloucestershire:

BS16 6

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