A new rapid coronavirus testing centre will be opening in Slough on Wednesday.

The new testing facility will open at The Centre on Farnham Road and will be offering testing to any resident, with or without symptoms, and deliver results in approximately half an hour.

It will be open The Centre will be open from 10am to 6pm from Tuesdays until Saturdays until February 20. 

Further mobile rapid test centres across Slough will also be set up in community centres, places of worship and other venues.

Councillor Natasa Pantelic, lead member for health and wellbeing, said: “Bringing this mass community testing to Slough has been a major project but now we are ready to start.

“Now testing can be offered to those without symptoms – identifying the one in three of us who may have covid but no outward sign so if you don’t have symptoms, but want to know if you have covid, now you have the chance.

“A negative test isn’t a ‘get out of jail free card’ unfortunately, but, as with the positive results, the right knowledge is key – meaning people can take the right steps to protect their families and communities.”