The tests will offer people who don't have any Covid symptoms, a rapid result. This will help to reduce the number of people who are spreading the virus and help to reduce the rates of transmission across Kent.
The new testing centres will all be open by Thursday 7th January but are already open for booking. They will offer free tests for anyone without Covid symptoms. If you have Covid symptoms you will need to book a test at a Covid testing site.
You can find the sites at the following locations:
- Northfleet Youth Club, Hall Road, Gravesend DA11 8AJ
- Swanley Youth Club, St Mary's Road BR8 7BU
- Dover Discovery Centre, York St CT16 1PH
- Folkestone Library. 2 Grace Hill, Folkestone CT20 1HD
- Unit 1 Eurogate Business Park, Thomson Rd, Ashford TN24 8XW
- Kent Show Ground, Detling ME14 3JF
- Kemsley Community Centre, Ridham Avenue, Kemsley ME10 2SF
- The Centre, Birchington, Alpha Rd, Birchington CT7 9EG
- Sidney Cooper Gallery, 22-23 St Peter's St, Canterbury CT1 2BQ
- Larkfied Library Martin Square, Larkfield, ME20 6QW
- Fairfield Leisure Centre, Lowfield Street, Dartford DA1 1JB
- Assembly Hall Theatre, Crescent Rd, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2LU
These join the existing two asymptomatic testing sites at Sheppey & Ramsgate.
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