Covid testing for people without coronavirus symptoms is now available in Stratford.

The new covid test centre, which is being delivered in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, Warwickshire County Council, Stratford District Council, and a network including volunteers, aims to help us work towards returning life to as normal as possible.

The tests will be available for those without symptoms of Covid-19 from Tuesday 12 January 2021 at The Other Place (the Royal Shakespeare Company's studio theatre), Southern Lane, CV37 6BH.

Tests can be booked between 8.15am and 8pm, Monday to Friday and 10.15am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. The service uses the fast turnaround lateral flow test kits supplied by NHS Test and Trace, which can deliver results in around an hour and can help prevent people from unwittingly spreading the virus.

Tests can be booked online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/stratford-upon-avon-covid-community-testing-32080684767.

Please note, only people without Covid-19 symptoms should book a test. Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19, that is a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a change to their sense of taste or smell – must self-isolate and book a test via https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119 as usual.

Residents are permitted to leave home for testing. The County Council is urging those working on the frontline or in places such as shops, early years settings or distribution centres to take advantage of the new service to get tested weekly.