Change of Dorset Council Covid test sites


LOCATIONS for Lateral Flow Device Covid testing in Dorset Council is changing.

Free weekly LFD tests are available for Dorset Council residents, but some locations and operating times change for community testing sites.

As of Monday, the Wimborne Town Football Club site is no longer available daily, but there will be a pop-up van in the football club parking lot on Mondays and Thursdays.

From Monday June 7, the Swanage and Wareham Rugby club site will no longer be available daily. There will be a pop up in the rugby club parking lot two half days a week on Tuesday and Friday afternoons starting Tuesday, June 8.

The Swanage Co-op car park, a previously uncovered area, will be visited by a pop-up two half-days a week on Tuesday and Friday mornings from Tuesday, May 18.

The Sherborne Rugby Club site will no longer be available daily from June 7th. There will be a pop-up in the rugby club parking lot two half-days a week on Wednesday mornings and Saturday afternoons starting Wednesday June 9.

The parking lot of the Cerne Abbas village hall will be visited by a pop-up two half-days a week on Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning from Wednesday 19 May.

Beaminster Square will be visited by a pop-up two half-days a week on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from Wednesday 19 May.

The Charmouth Road car park at Lyme Regis will be visited by a pop-up two half-days per week on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons starting Wednesday, May 19.

Councilor Laura Miller, Dorset Council’s portfolio holder for Adult Health and Social Care, said: ‘It’s great to see more coverage of asymptomatic testing in the county for residents who are symptom-free. of Covid-19.

“I would really encourage people to continue testing regularly.

“It’s great that so many people are getting vaccinated, but the vaccine alone will not stop the spread of Covid-19. We must continue to follow all government measures.

“We will continue to work closely with our local and national partners to provide community testing as needed.”


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