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COVID-19 testing site locations

07 May 2021

We are continuing to take our mobile testing site on a mini road trip to hand out free COVID-19 testing kits.

This week our team will again be visiting busy parts of the city to make it as easy as possible for people to pick up a kit and to get a test.

On Sundays the mobile testing site will remain on the Hoe Promenade (on the path near Smeaton’s Tower) between 10am to 3pm.

Other dates and locations are: 

Monday:  St Paul’s Church car park, Efford

Tuesday: Kings Tamerton Community Centre car park, St Budeaux

Thursday: Crownhill Village car park, Crownhill

Friday: Mudge Way North car park, Plympton

All sites are operational 10am to 3pm.

Our network of libraries are also available for picking up home testing kits, but tests themselves will not take place at these locations.

Ruth Harrell, Director of Public Health for Plymouth City Council, said: “We’ve had a great response from Plymouth people so far, now we are trying to encourage the rest of the population as they go out and about more, to get into the habit of testing themselves at least twice a week.

“These tests play a key role in detecting cases of COVID-19 where there are no symptoms and will help us all to keep the infection rate down.”

The mobile locations are in addition to the site at the Place de Brest in the city centre, which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm, offering assisted testing and handing out home testing kits. Each box contains seven individual tests and should last one person three and a half weeks, when testing twice a week.

All of the city’s pharmacies also now stock the testing kits and you can also order them online.  You can also order a box of tests online or through 119, which will be delivered to your home.

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