The testing sites are designed to be Covid-safe, with space to allow for social distancing. Appropriate PPE will be worn by testing centre staff.
Mobile testing unit
On Sunday 16 May the test site at Scotch Horn Leisure Centre car park will close and a new mobile unit will take its place.
The mobile centre, which is a specially adapted van, offers the same home test kit collections and assisted testing services as the static sites.
The mobile unit also has the same opening hours as our testing sites: weekdays 8.30am to 5.30pm, with late opening until 7.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9am to 1pm on weekends and bank holidays.
The mobile unit will visit:
- Scotch Horn car park in Nailsea on Mondays and Thursdays
- Queen’s Square in Clevedon on Tuesdays and Fridays
- For All Healthy Living Centre in Weston on Wednesdays.
You can take a rapid test at the mobile unit and the staff will process your results, or you can collect kits to do testing at home.
School or workplace programme
The government has provided workplace testing for many sectors, including care homes and emergency services.
Staff in all schools and pupils in year 7 and above can get their tests through their school.
Test kits for families and bubbles of school children can be collected from the testing centres at Locking Road car park in Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Airport every day between 12.30pm and 8pm.
Everyone can pick up test kits from our testing sites:
- Hutton Moor Leisure Centre in Weston-super-Mare
- Somerset Hall in Portishead
- The mobile testing unit at different locations in North Somerset
They are available to pick up every day from 8.30am to 5.30pm and until 7.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
If you can't get to a one of these sites, a limited number of rapid Covid-19 test kits are available to be ordered online on the GOV.UK website.
We are working with the Department for Health and Social Care to increase the number of collection sites in North Somerset to make it as easy as possible for everyone to access twice-weekly rapid testing.
Collection points will be listed on the NHS find a test centre map as they become available.