Sunday, 17 January 2021

Brent LFT Test sites detect 875 Covid cases in asymptomatic residents over 4 weeks of operation

In answer to a Freedom of Information request Brent has reported that over the  4 week period 21.12.20-14.01.21 they identified 875 positive Covid cases at their nine operational Lateral Flow Test sites across the borough.

They conducted a total of 24,628 tests of which 21,519 were negative and 875 positive. I presume the remainder were inconclusive.

As these tests are for those without symptoms it appears the 875 were asymptomatic so a positive result and subsequent quarantine will have removed a source of contagion from the community.

The information is not collected by ward.


 f you don’t have symptoms of COVID-19, you can book a free rapid Lateral Flow Test, with results available in less than 40 minutes.

You will need to book two tests, two to four days apart, in order to ensure the results are completely reliable.

If you are a critical worker or can’t work from home, or if others in your household still go out for work, it’s recommended that you get tested twice a week, every week.

>> Book a free rapid Lateral Flow Test (please note that this link will not work using the Internet Explorer browser)

If you do have any symptoms of COVID-19 (a cough, high fever or a loss of taste or smell) or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, you should not book a rapid Lateral Flow Test. You should stay at home for 10 days and if you develop signs of the virus, call 020 8937 4440 to book a PCR test.

How do I book a rapid Lateral Flow Test?

You can book a Lateral Flow Test via the link below. Remember to bring confirmation of your appointment with you when you arrive for your test.

Lateral Flow Tests are only for those without symptoms of the virus. If you have symptoms, you should book a free standard PCR swab test at one of Brent’s local testing sites.

>> Book a free rapid Lateral Flow Test (please note that this link will not work using the Internet Explorer browser)

You can also walk-in without booking an appointment however this will be subject to availability on the day.

Where are the Lateral Flow Testing sites?

Rapid Lateral Flow Testing is available at the following sites Monday to Sunday, from 9am-6pm:

  • Brent Civic Centre - Engineers Way, Wembley Park, Wembley, HA9 0FJ
  • Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre - Brentfield, Harrow Road, London, NW10 0RG
  • Central Mosque of Brent - Station Parade, Marley Walk, London, NW2 4PU
  • Ealing Road Library - Coronet Parade, Ealing Road, Wembley, HA0 4BA
  • Father O'Callaghan Centre - 22 Hay Lane, London, NW9 0NG
  • Harlesden Library - Craven Park Road, Harlesden, NW10 8SE
  • Kingsbury Library - 522-524 Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury, NW9 9HE
  • The Granville - 140 Carlton Vale, London, NW6 5HE
  • The Library at Willesden Green - 95 High Rd, Willesden, London, NW10 2SF

These are asymptomatic testing sites, meaning that only those without symptoms should visit. If you go when you have symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you will be turned away.


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