AS FOUR Lateral Flow testing centres open in West Berkshire, the council has posted a video demonstrating how they work.

Local community Covid-19 testing is now underway in the area, with Burghfield Community Sports Association and Hungerford Rugby Club will opened earlier this week (February 22) as community (lateral flow) Covid-19 testing sites, helping to protect those most at risk and to drive down transmission rates.

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These two new sites join the existing sites at Highwood Copse Primary School, Newbury and Thatcham Rugby Club as part of the community testing initiative run by West Berkshire Council in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care.

Tests are conducted using rapid turnaround tests supplied by NHS Test and Trace.

To show the straightforward process, West Berkshire Council posted a video on Twitter showing how the site at Highwood Copse School works.

The post said: "There are now four different Lateral Flow Testing centres open for critical or key workers to get tested for Covid-19 regularly.

"This walk through video shows the straightforward process of getting tested at our Highwood Copse Primary School testing site."

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Testing is available to critical and keyworkers and those who have to travel for work or care for others.

However, the council is also inviting the self-employed and those in small businesses who come into contact with the public to get tested as well.

Testing is only for those without any symptoms - anyone who does have symptoms should book a test here or by calling 119.