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Mobile COVID-19 testing unit in Kingston this week

A mobile COVID-19 testing unit will be in Kingston on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 May as part of the Government’s national testing programme. 

Mobile Testing Units (MTUs), staffed by the Army, are being deployed to sites throughout England on a rolling programme coordinated by the Department for Health and Social Care. 

Tests will be available to book on the Government’s national self referral portal for all those eligible - anyone with symptoms who is:

  • an essential worker

  • going to work and cannot work from home

  • over 65 

  • lives with any of the above 

All social care workers and home residents are also eligible for testing whether or not they have symptoms. 

Those with confirmed appointments are asked to drive to the MTU wherever possible. It will be located at the Cattlemarket car park in Kingston town centre. People should only visit the MTU if they have a confirmed test appointment.