New coronavirus test site in Watford
Watford residents can now test for coronavirus at the Town Hall car park.
People with suspected Covid-19 symptoms can now visit the new drive-through test site if they need one.
It is centrally located in the Town Hall car park on Hempstead Road.
For anyone who currently has symptoms and access to their own transport, drive-through tests are available on Mondays and Thursdays 8am to 4.30pm,
Residents are reminded to take their mobile phone with them when they visit a testing centre.
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “It’s so important that we continue to stay safe and consider others in order to stop the spread of this virus and save lives. If you have coronavirus symptoms, please isolate immediately and book an appointment to get tested right away.”
Other coronavirus test sites in Hertfordshire are:
- Monday to Sunday (all week) 8am to 8pm at Tesco Headquarters in Shire Park in Welwyn Garden City
- Saturdays between 10am and 4pm in Hertford at County Hall, SG13 8DQ
- Mondays 10am to 4pm in Stevenage at Hertfordshire County Council’s office on Six Hills Way, SG1 2ST.
Testing locations can be booked online at www.gov.uk/coronavirus. The booking system will only show details of test locations that are available in the following 24 hours.
Alternatively, people can order a mail order test and test themselves with the swabs provided or have a swab test carried out by a trained professional. The test involves taking a swab of the nose and the back of the throat.