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Lateral Flow Testing in Wokingham Borough

Community testing

Get up, get dressed, get a test

From Friday 9 April, all residents can access free, regular, rapid Covid tests.

This is important for identifying cases of Covid-19 that we would otherwise not find, as one in three people who are infected with the virus won’t have any symptoms, meaning they’ll spread it to others without realising.

Getting into the habit of regular testing as part of our everyday lives will help us all to play our part and do what we can to keep each other safe.

The test used is called a Lateral Flow Test and it delivers results to your mobile within 45 minutes. You can read more about these tests in our Lateral Flow Testing Frequently Asked Questions (PDF document).

Please note that a negative lateral flow test result does not give you immunity and should not be used as an excuse to bend the rules under the current Covid-19 restrictions.

Where to get your test

Shute End test centre (Civic Offices, Shute End, RG40 1BN)

  • Open 9am - 4pm, Mondays (last test at 3.45pm)
  • Open 8am - 4pm, Tuesday - Saturday (last test at 3.45pm)

Sindlesham Court test centre (Mole Road, RG41 5EA) 

  • Open 9am - 4pm, Mondays (last test at 3.45pm)
  • Open 8am - 4pm, Tuesday - Saturday (last test at 3.45pm)

Microsoft Campus test centre (Building 2, Thames Valley Park, RG6 1WG)

  • Open 9am - 4pm, Mondays (last test at 3.45pm)
  • Open 8am - 8pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays (last test at 7.45pm)
  • Open 8am - 4pm, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (last test at 3.45pm)

Covid-19 community testing video

How to book

We are accepting walk-in appointments at all three test centres. You can also book a test slot at a minimum of 48 hours in advance at the following sites:

 Book a test at Shute End


Book a test at the Microsoft Campus



Please note, you will need to bring ID with you to the testing centre.

Home testing kits

You can also access home testing kits by ordering them through Gov.uk, collecting them from a local PCR site (afternoons only) or local pharmacy, or collecting them from one of the following locations:

Sindlesham Court test centre (Mole Road, RG41 5EA)

  • Monday 9am - 4pm
  • Tuesday – Saturday 8am - 4pm

Microsoft Campus test centre (Building 2, Thames Valley Park, RG6 1WG)

  • Monday 9am - 4pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday 8am - 8pm
  • Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 8am - 4pm

Woosehill Community Centre (Emmview Close, RG41 3DA) 

  • Tuesday and Thursday 8am – 7pm
     

Please note, we currently have a limited number of home testing kits and are awaiting additional stock from Central Government. If we run out, you will be able to access tests through other means.

Mobile testing sites

We are deploying a number of mobile rapid testing units in retail areas where there is currently a high footfall. This includes Asda Lower Earley and Waitrose Twyford (Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm).

More units will be rolled out in the coming weeks. Please note, mobile sites can only operate if the temperature is above 10 degrees, and locations can change at short notice.

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