Mobile Test Centre Available in Hackney
A mobile test centre for COVID-19 will be available for all those who fit the eligibility criteria as outlined on the government website. This includes symptomatic people who are key workers, can't do their work from home such as shop workers and delivery drivers or the over 65s and members of their households.
The site will be located in Dalston and tests will be taking place between 10.30am - 3.30pm on 1,2 & 7,8,9, 25, 26, 27 of May. Arranging for a test must be done via appointment via the self-referral portal. The mobile test centre will be operational for both pedestrian access as well as drive through access.
The government has created a guide to using the self-referral booking system which you can read through here.
The Council is working closely with the armed forces who are running the pop up test centre to minimise disruption to local residents.
Though we are not running the test centres ourselves we are proud to be supporting our military and partners in the health service to help them carry out this vital work in Hackney. This testing facility is for the first time in an accessible location, and will enable our key workers to get the reassurance of a test and help older people get the support they need. If you are over 65 or are one of the key workers listed on the Government website and are showing symptoms of coronavirus then please register through the website, book a test and get tested.
Please note that the booking form is currently reflecting the requirements of the regional test centres. Testing is now open to those who meet the updated Government eligibility criteria and at mobile test centres pedestrian access is allowed. When registering, type in WALKING when it asks for your vehicle registration if you will be attending on foot.