HERE are the local test sites in Berkshire where you can get Covid testing kits.

Following the government’s announcement that free rapid tests will be offered to everyone in England from Friday (April 9), Berkshire residents are being urged to start collecting their test kits from that date and get into the habit of regular testing and recording their result.

From Friday anyone can access free, rapid lateral flow tests for themselves and their families to use twice a week. Kits can be collected from testing sites across the county.

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Where to get a lateral flow device (LFD) test kit

  • Community testing sites (enter your postcode in the NHS site map to find your nearest site and opening times). To take a supervised LFD test at a community testing site, drop in on the day or book an appointment online. You must not go to these sites if you have any symptoms.
  • Walk-through Local Testing Sites (afternoons only). These sites offer symptomatic testing during the morning and, following a deep clean, are open again in the afternoon for collection of test kits for people without symptoms.
  1. Wessex Pharmacy Ltd - Cox Green, Maidenhead - at home test kits
  2. Swiftmeds Ltd - Burnham - at home test kits
  3. Arbor Park Stadium - Slough - For people with no symptoms and a booking is required
  4. The Centre, Sports Hall, Farnham Road, Slough - For people with no symptoms and a booking is required
  5. Langley Pavilion, Colnbrook and Poyle - For people with no symptoms and a booking is required
  6. Windsor Leisure Centre - For people with no symptoms and a booking is required
  7. J Rayner Limited - The Green, Datchet - at home test kits
  8. Simon Carter, Wraysbury - For at home test kits
  9. One Lexicon, Bracknell - For people with no symptoms and a booking is required
  10. Morgan Centre, Crowthorne - For people with no symptoms and a booking is required
  11. Wokingham Shute End LFT, Council Offices - For people with no symptoms and a booking is required
  12. Tanishi Limited, Twyford, Reading - For at home test kits
  13. Microsoft Campus LFT, Building 2, Thames Valley Park, Reading - For people with no symptoms and a booking is required
  14. Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, Reading - For people with no symptoms and a booking is required
  15. P.S.G. Pharma Limited - 105 Wokingham Road, Reading - For at home test kits
  16. South Reading Leisure Centre, Northumberland Avenue, Reading - For people with no symptoms and a booking is required

What to do after the test

Record your result online or by phone. Instructions on how to do this are included in the test kit.

If the result is positive, you and your household must self-isolate and you must book a confirmatory PCR test.

If the test is negative, continue to follow preventative measures for stopping the spread of the virus, including ‘hands, face, space, fresh air’.