Devon’s mobile community testing sites report a steady demand for assisted lateral flow testing.
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Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon, is encouraging everyone over the age of 16 in Devon to incorporate twice-weekly rapid lateral flow testing into their routine.
From this week a mobile COVID-19 Community Testing Centre will stop at two additional communities, Holsworthy and Moretonhampstead. The additional stops mean that the times of the previous scheduled visits at all of the Devon County Council-run sites have had to change.
You can now get tested in more than 25 community testing centres, or order a home test kit online for home delivery or pick up a home test kit at testing centres and selected pharmacies
If you are a childminder, foster carer, bus driver who drives children to school, or you work in a before-school breakfast club or provide after-school childcare, you can all access the rapid lateral flow tests.
From tomorrow a mobile facility will be available every week to test those without symptoms
Those not displaying symptoms and who come in contact with the public, such as carers, are urged to get regularly tested
Testing will start East Devon from this weekend and in West Devon from March 4