Bridgwater Town Hall has hosted a COVID Testing Centre since November 2020. The current agreement is due to expire on 6 September 2021.
Due to recent data which shows that Bridgwater has the highest infection rate in England, Bridgwater Town Council has agreed a short extension until Friday 17 September 2021. This will enable a new COVID Testing facility to be set-up to ensure the community are not left without this vital service.
How to get a PCR Test
You can get a free PCR test if you are displaying any of the following symptoms:
- a high temperature
- a new continuous cough
- a loss of or change to your sense of smell or taste
You need to get the test done in the first 5 days of having symptoms.
If you have symptoms and need a test, you will need to book this prior to arriving. Please do not just turn up as you will be turned away.
New self-isolation guidance says that close contacts of a positive case who have received both doses of the vaccine no longer need to self-isolate, but are advised to get a PCR test even if they have no symptoms – PCR tests are no longer only for people with symptoms.
You can book a PCR test online or by phoning 119.