Surge testing is underway for residents and workers over the age of 12 in the following postcode areas:
Testing takes place from Monday 7 June until Sunday 20 June. There is currently no change to local restrictions in the light of this testing. You can still travel to work and school in the affected areas. Please continue to follow public health advice and national guidelines to minimise the spread of the virus www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
You can use our surge testing address lookup to check to see if you live or work in the surge testing area.
You should take the test even if:
You should not take the test if:
You can order a test online from www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
Alternatively, you can access a test by attending a local test site from Monday 7 June. No appointment is needed:
|Reading Town Hall||Blagrave St, Reading RG1 1QH|| Mon-Friday: 07:00–20:00 |
|Prospect Park||Liebenrood Road, Reading RG30 2ND||14.00-20.00||Walk-up|
|Reading University||London Road, Crown Place, Reading RG1 5AQ||14.00-20.00||Walk-up|
|Reading University Car Park 7||Reading University, RG6 6DR||12:00-18:00||Drive or walk-up|
|Thames Valley Park & Ride||Earley, RG6 1PQ||07:30- 13:30 and 14:30- 20:30||Drive or walk-up|
|Wokingham Borough Council||Shute End, RG40 1BN||12:00-18:00||Drive or walk-up|
|Cantley Park Event Field||Twyford Road, Wokingham, RG40 5TU||12:00-18:00||Drive or walk-up|
|Headley Road Car park||6 Headley Road, Reading, RG5 4JA||12:00-18:00||Drive or walk-up|
|Microsoft Campus||Thames Valley Business Park, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 1WG||08.00-20.00 (closed Sundays)||Drive or walk-up|
|Sindlesham Court||Sindlesham, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 5EA||08.00-20.00 (closed Sundays)||Drive or walk-up|
You’ll get a text or email with your result within 3 days. If you do not have symptoms you can continue to go to work or school while you wait for your results.
If you test positive from the surge testing you must:
About surge testing
Reading Borough Council is working with NHS Test and Trace to carry out surge testing to find and isolate as many cases as possible, and therefore prevent the spread of the virus further.
There is currently no evidence that this variant causes more severe illness.
You can find full details of the current Covid-19 guidelines at www.gov.uk/coronavirus