Changes to rapid testing in Bracknell Forest

As restrictions start to ease and community groups prepare to meet again community centres will be opening their doors to welcome their regular groups and events. This will mean that a number of rapid testing centres will be closing.

Regular asymptomatic testing remains a key element in protecting the borough and stopping the spread of COVID-19, and all adults are still encouraged to do twice weekly testing. 

Supervised rapid testing will still be available at the sites at Great Hollands Pavilion and One Lexicon.  These sites will also offer community collect for home test kits, alongside the pharmacy collect service provided by all local pharmacies throughout the borough. New pop up mobile testing sites will also be located around the borough on selected days.  Information on the schedule for these sites will be announced soon.

The rapid testing sites will be closing on the following dates:

  • Morgan Centre, Crowthorne – 13 May 2021
  • New Priestwood Community Centre, Bracknell – 14 May 2021
  • Brownlow Hall, Warfield – 21 May 2021
  • Sandhurst Community Centre – 21 May 2021

Charlotte Pavitt, public health consultant for Bracknell Forest, said:

“Alongside vaccination, asymptomatic testing plays a crucial part in our move back to normality.  The rapid testing sites have provided an excellent start to the testing programme in the borough and will continue to provide this service at Great Hollands Pavilion and One Lexicon. 

“With people now being able to get home test kits from the rapid test sites and pop up provision, their local pharmacy or from GOV.UK, we believe it is important that the community centres should now revert back to their other civic roles.  This move towards normality is only possible with people taking up the vaccines and doing regular testing and we would like to thank the residents of Bracknell Forest for their continued work towards stopping the spread of COVID-19.”

Find out more about asymptomatic testing in Bracknell Forest.