New coronavirus testing site announced in Cornwall


Cornwall Council has announced the last location of one of its mobile coronavirus testing units.The test center will be located at the Falmouth Rugby Club and test availability will be open to all.

The council says the choice of location is to support “a busy time in Penryn and Falmouth” with the testing center supposed to support the whole community.

In a Facebook post, Cornwall Council said: “It’s a busy time in Penryn and Falmouth. To support the whole community, we have located a mobile COVID-19 [Coronavirus] mobile test unit at the Falmouth Rugby Club.

“Anyone can book a test here.

“If you have symptoms of coronavirus, no matter how mild, book a free test here or by calling 119.”

How to take a coronavirus test

The NHS says anyone can take a swab test to check if they have the coronavirus, with people having two choices to take the test.

They can either make an appointment at a testing site near their home and get a result the next day, or request a home test kit where a courier will drop off and pick up the coronavirus test.

Who can take a coronavirus test?

Anyone with symptoms of coronavirus can be tested. The NHS says the symptoms of the coronavirus are a high temperature, a new continuous cough and a loss or change in your sense of smell or taste.

People can also get tested for someone they live with if they have these symptoms, but cannot test for people they live with who do not have these symptoms.

Can someone be invited to take a test?

People can also be tested if they live in England and have been told to take a test before going to a hospital, for example for surgery. In addition, they can, if their local council asks them to take a test or if they participate in a government pilot project.

When to take a coronavirus test

From the first to the fourth day of symptoms, people can order a home test or go to a testing site. After the fifth day, people cannot take a home test and must go to a testing site. If people are unable to get tested within the first five days of symptom onset, they and anyone they live with should self-isolate at home and anyone in their bubble of support. People have to stay home until they get their results.


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