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Covid Rapid Testing available if you volunteer or leave your house for work and don’t have symptoms

22 Jan '21

Details here: here and book a test here

As well as people who need to go to work, it would appear lots of people are volunteering and can also apply for this.

Rapid testing is now available for anyone without coronavirus symptoms who needs to leave the home for work.

If you are working outside of your home, out in the community or coming into contact with customers, you are thought to be more at risk of spreading the virus. Get tested regularly to help protect your family, friends and everyone in your workplace.

Rapid COVID-19 tests are available at the Civic Suite in Catford and the Green Man in Downham. They are processed on site, meaning that a test result can be returned quickly on the same day.

Test appointments must be booked in advance.

Book a rapid test

Book a rapid test if you:

  • need to leave home for work or volunteering
  • are in the same household or support bubble as someone who needs to leave home for work or volunteering.

From the email:

Rapid Testing

Lewisham Council is offering rapid COVID-19 tests to anyone without coronavirus symptoms who needs to leave their home for work. Already, thousands of tests have been carried out at our centre in Catford, and on Monday 25 January a second test centre will open at The Green Man, Downham.

22 Jan '21

This has been made available for Foodbank volunteers for a week now, also if you volunteer at one of the vaccine centres you get tested every 48 hours. Lateral flow test…

22 Jan '21

As me and my other half have to work through the lockdown this is great news!

23 Jan '21

Also my place of work yesterday advised me of the same rapid testing local to my work. So if you work in a different part of London you can also get rapid testing there.