Coronavirus: Changes to COVID-19 rapid testing in Bridgnorth
People in Bridgnorth are being encouraged to collect their free Lateral Flow Tests for COVID-19 from their local library.
The Bridgnorth branch is one of several libraries across Shropshire that are acting as collection points for people looking to pick up their home testing kits (Lateral Flow Tests).
The testing kits can be collected at any time during the library’s current opening hours:
Bridgnorth Library, Listley Street, Bridgnorth WV16 4AW
Mondays – Wednesdays: 10am–12pm, and 1pm–4pm
Thursdays – CLOSED
Fridasy – 10am–12pm, and 1pm–4pm
Saturdays – 10am–1pm
Sunday – CLOSED.
People are being encouraged to pick collect their home testing kits from the library following the closure of the walk-in testing site, located at Bridgnorth Community Centre.
The Lateral Flow Test kits, which are for people who do not have COVID-19-symptoms, can provide results in around 30 minutes.
If you are unable to collect testing kits in person, you can order them for home delivery.
Adults over 18 years of age can pick up a maximum of two kits each per visit for their own use.
Instructions on how to use the tests and record results are included with the kits.
With venues across Shropshire, including libraries and leisure centres, now acting as collection points, it has never been easier to get tested.
A full list of collection points can be found here
People with symptoms of COVID-19 should NOT take a rapid Lateral Flow Test. Instead, please stay at home and book a PCR test online or by calling 119.
Rachel Robinson, Shropshire Council’s director of public health, said:
“The number of people in Shropshire getting a regular test is significantly growing, and this is welcome news in our fight against coronavirus.
“The rapid Lateral Flow Tests give us an accurate picture of the virus rates in communities, and will play a huge part in helping us to continue to drive down the number of infections and therefore save lives.
“We cannot be complacent. People are still being infected with COVID-19, and if everyone who is eligible is tested regularly, then it will help us continue to minimise the spread of the virus.”
If you are experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms – high temperature, a new or continuous cough, a loss or change in taste or smell – you should not visit a symptomless testing site and continue to self-isolate.