Together with Hampshire County Council, we have launched a new testing site in Havant borough so that those who cannot work from home (i.e. frontline workers, health care staff, supermarket staff etc) can get tested - without showing symptoms.
This is important to help keep workplaces that need to stay open safe as it's been shown that around one in three people have coronavirus without showing symptoms. Therefore, regular testing for people with no symptoms will help to find positive cases earlier and break chains of transmission.
The new tests are called 'rapid lateral flow tests'. Your results will be texted to you later that day.
Testing is free and available for people who are self-employed or work for businesses with fewer than 50 employees.
Book a test on the Hampshire County Council website. Alternatively you can call the team to make your booking on 01730 234110.
The tests will take place at Havant Library, Meridian Centre, Elm Lane, Havant, PO9 1UN.
Opening times are:
- Monday to Friday, 9.30am-5pm (last appointment at 4.30pm)
- Saturdays, appointments begin at 9.30am or 9.35am and final appointments are available from 4.30pm–4.40pm
The booking portal shows all available time slots.
If your business has more than 50 employees you can still order coronavirus tests for your employees.
We're all doing everything we possibly can to help stop the spread of coronavirus and this is one of the ways that can help keep our community safe.
If you are displaying at least one of the three coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms - a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed - please get a free NHS coronavirus test.