Two new community testing centres opening on campus and in Leamington
Two new walk-through local community coronavirus testing centres are opening this week. One will be at Westwood Games Hall on the University of Warwick Westwood campus. The other will be at Court Street Car Park in South Leamington. Both are for members of the local community with symptoms.
At Warwick, we’re committed to working with Government to protect communities from the transmission of Covid-19 and we are pleased to support the UK-wide drive to improve and enhance accessibility of coronavirus testing through providing the location for one of these new centres.
How can you book as a member of the public?
Members of the public can book appointments via the NHS online service or by calling 119.
The new facilities will be operated as part of the national Government testing service. Tracing is done through the NHS app. They are both independent to the University’s dedicated test and trace service.
Can I use the new centres if I’m a staff member or student?
University students and staff should continue to use the University's own test and trace service if you are able to travel safely to use the service at Gibbet Hill campus. Using this dedicated service means that the University can trace those on campus you may have come into contact with, and ensure you are receiving support.
If you need to use a non-University service (for example, because you can’t travel safely to use the University’s own service), you should fill in the University Contact Trace Form. This helps us to trace those on campus you may have come into contact with and ensure you are receiving support.
How are we keeping people on campus safe?
The well-being of our students, staff and visitors is our priority and we have undertaken a detailed risk-assessment of facilities and operations to ensure everyone’s safety is maintained. The services will help us to reduce transmission rates and keep our work and study environments safe.