CORONAVIRUS: Funding for community testing extended for at least three months - but just one centre to be open in Boston

Fast community testing in Boston is set to continue until at least the end of June, but there will only be one test site in the town from this Thursday.

Testing to continue

Boston Borough Council announced today that extended funding had been granted to keep one of the Community Rapid Testing sites open for at least three more months.

The St Nicholas Community Centre site is the one that will remain open, with the Fenside Community Centre on Taverner Road closing its doors for the last time on Wednesday March 31.

The St Nicholas site, on Skirbeck Road, will still be open seven days a week, but be operating at reduced hours at the weekend.

It will continue to be open from 8am until 8pm Monday to Friday, but will now open from 9am until 5pm Saturday’s and Sundays.

A council spokesperson said: “Following the Government roadmap coming into force last Monday it is now even more important that we get tested regularly and keep our families, friends and community safe and we are pleased to be able to announcement that one of our testing sites will remain open.”

No appointment is necessary at the site – people can just turn up.

But the spokesperson stressed: “If you have symptoms please do not turn up to these sites please book a Covid-19 test by calling 119 or visiting www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test”