Drive-through coronavirus testing site opens in Hemel Hempstead

Here's everything you need to know

Friday, 19th June 2020, 12:11 pm
Updated Friday, 19th June 2020, 12:16 pm

A new drive-through conronavirus testing site is now open in Hemel Hempstead.

Anyone with suspected coronavirus symptoms is encouraged to get themselves tested.

Residents who have a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste should either order a test kit to be sent to their home or book themselves a test at one of the drive-through centres.

Coronavirus testing sites in Hertfordshire (C) NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG

The testing site in Hemel Hempstead will be open at the Apsley Campus, Brindley Way, - on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am till 4pm. The website to arrange a COVID-19 test for yourself or a family member is www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

For anyone who needs additional help to book a test, or who doesn’t have access to the internet, a telephone call centre is available – ring 119 between 7am and 11pm or 18001 0300 303 2713 if you have hearing or speech difficulties.

The call centre can also answer enquiries about the testing process and what to do once you have your result, or chase up any delayed results.

Drive-through testing is now available in Hemel Hempstead, Welwyn Garden City, Watford, Hertford and Stevenage.

The booking site will show the testing centres available for the next day and you should have your test done as soon as possible after your symptoms first develop.

People can 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.

Please bring your mobile phone with you when you come to a testing centre.

If you have booked a test at Watford, please note that you may need to pay for parking as you wait.