From Brent Council
Covid-19: Enhanced testing in Willesden, Donnington Court
Public Health England has found a case of the South African Covid-19 variant in Willesden.
To see if it has spread in the community and to help contain the virus, everyone aged 16 and over who lives or works in Donnington Court NW10 3TJ is being asked to get tested, even if they are not showing symptoms.
If you live or work within the enhanced testing area, do the right thing and get tested to protect your family, friends and community.
The more cases of the variant we find, the better chance we have at stopping the spread.
You must get tested at one of the following testing sites. The site you go to will depend on whether you have symptoms or not.
If you don’t have symptoms
- The Library at Willesden Green - 95 High Rd, Willesden, London, NW10 2SF Opening hours: 9am-6pm, Monday to Sunday.
Book an appointment if you don't have symptoms.
If you have symptoms
- Harlesden Local Testing Site, Harlesden Town Garden, Challenge Close, Harlesden, NW10 4BF. Opening hours: 8am-8pm, Monday to Sunday.
Book an appointment if you do have symptoms.
Key questions on enhanced testing
Why am I being asked to get tested?
A case of the South African Covid-19 variant has been found in Willesden. We want to find out if it’s been spreading in the local area and if so, to contain it by asking all those affected and their recent contacts to self-isolate.
It’s important that you get tested, even if you feel fine, as 1 in 3 people with Covid-19 show no symptoms but could be spreading the virus with loved ones and around the community without knowing.
How does it work?
- If you’re aged 16 or over, book a test at the right testing site depending on whether you’ve got symptoms or not
- Come alone if you can, although if you’re 16 or 17 you’ll need
to bring a parent or guardian with you – and don’t forget your face
- When at the site, you’ll need to take a swab of your throat and nose – it’s quick and painless
- That’s it. Leave the testing site, staff will clean the booth and send your test off to the lab
- If your test is positive, it’ll be checked to see what strain
of the virus you’ve been infected with. Don’t worry, there’s currently
no evidence the South African variant will make you more unwell but you
will need to self-isolate for 10 days so you don’t spread it – anyone
you live with will need to self-isolate too.
- If you test negative, that’s great! But you must continue to follow the rules and remember, you can get free and regular rapid Covid-19 tests any time,visit our webpage to find out more.