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New rapid COVID-19 testing site to open in The Fairway, Leigh-on-Sea

From Monday 11 January 2021, a new lateral flow device (LFD) rapid testing site will be open in The Fairway, Leigh-on-Sea for those who DO NOT have symptoms of COVID-19.

The new centre will be situated at St Aidan’s Church, The Fairway, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 4QW, and will enable people to get results within one hour. It will be open from 2 to 6pm on Monday, and will then be open from 7am to 6pm from Tuesday onwards, seven days a week.

This testing site is the second of its kind in Southend-on-Sea, joining the LFD site at the University Square building in central Southend-on-Sea. Two further sites will open in east central Southend and Shoeburyness in the coming weeks. Each site will look to accommodate 500 LFD tests each day.

Testing at LFD sites is available for everyone without symptoms but are by appointment only and bookings should be made online. Anyone booking should live within the Southend-on-Sea Borough.

Please visit www.southend.gov.uk/gettested or book a test online

Booking online should the quickest and most effective option for residents seeking a LFD test. If you're not able to book using the online form, you can call the Southend-on-Sea Borough Council COVID response helpline on 01702 212497 from 9am on Monday (line is open 9am to 5pm weekdays).