Update on how to book a COVID-19 test in Torbay

(Last Updated On: September 14, 2020)

The mobile testing unit at Torquay Coach Station in Lymington Road will be there until at least Thursday, 17 September, however it will not be operating on Monday 14 September.

Please note, testing capacity nationally is currently being scaled up. This includes new testing sites and laboratories. While the scaling up is happening, the current service will be very busy. Anyone who tries to book a test and is unable to do so, or who is offered a location or time which is not convenient, is being asked to wait a few hours and then try again.

Please only book a test if you have symptoms of coronavirus OR have been advised by a medical practitioner to arrange a test, for example because you are going into hospital.

If you have symptoms please book a test as normal via the government website or by calling 119.

A spokesperson stated: “We have put temporary arrangements in place locally to address any delays. If you are unable to book a slot through the government website, please email d-ccg.devon.urgenttesting@nhs.net and you will be contacted by someone who will direct you to the nearest testing centre.”

You can check your symptoms via 111 online or calling 111.

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