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Community surge testing ends on Sunday

by Claire Young on 19 February, 2021

The community surge testing in parts of Bristol and South Gloucestershire – including everyone living or working within the area with a postcode starting “BS37 8” – ends on Sunday 21st February.

Over 36,500 tests have already been completed across the two council areas. Thank you to everyone who has been tested, as well as to all the volunteers who have supported the testing.

If you haven’t been tested yet, here are your options:

Home testing

Home testing kits are available from seven Collect and Drop sites in South Gloucestershire, which are open Monday to Sunday, 9am-5pm. The last day to collect a test in South Gloucestershire is Sunday 21 February. 

Four Collect and Drop sites in South Gloucestershire will remain open until Wednesday 24 February for drop-off of completed tests:

Emersons Green Library, Emersons Way, Emersons Green, BS16 7AP  
Downend Library, Buckingham Gardens, Downend, BS16 5TW  
Shireway Community Centre, Shire Way, Yate, BS37 8YS  
Staple Hill Library, Broad Street, Staple Hill, BS16 5LS  

Mobile Testing Units

There are six surge testing Mobile Testing Units (MTUs) open every day in South Gloucestershire and Bristol, 9am to 6pm. The last day to get a test is Sunday 21 February:  
Bristol and Bath Science Park, Dirac Crescent, Emersons Green, BS16 7FR  
Yate Common, Westerleigh Road, BS37 8RZ
Bristol City Council Testing Centre, 17-18 Wellington Road, BS2 9DA  
Imperial Retail Park, Hartcliffe Way, BS13 7TJ  
Shaftsbury Park, Frenchay Park Road, BS16 1LG  
The Imperial Sports Ground, West Town Lane, BS14 9EA  

Registering and results

All testing kits must be registered either through the GOV.UK website or by ringing 119 for free between 7am and 11pm. For people with hearing or speech difficulties, call 18001119.  

You can also call 01454 864040 if you have trouble registering your kit or need support to return it.

When a test is handed back in to the Collect and Drop site, it will be processed in a laboratory. Results will then be sent out via email or text.   

If your test comes back as positive, you and everyone in your household/support bubble must self-isolate for 10 days. If it comes back negative, you must still follow Covid-19 rules.  

If you need support to self-isolate please call:  
South Gloucestershire Freephone Covid-19 enquiries line 0800 953 7778

You can find out more information about the community surge testing on the South Glos website.

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