New rapid Covid testing site to open in London Bridge

Staff Reporter (19 February, 2021)

Rapid Covid tests are only for people who don't have symptoms of the virus

42466The new site will be at the St Thomas exit of London Bridge station

Southwark Council are opening a new rapid Covid testing site in London Bridge next week, writes Simon Throssell…

The testing centre will be open seven days a week from Monday 22nd February at the St Thomas Street exit of London Bridge Station, SE1 9QU.

There is also a testing site currently available at Damilola Taylor Centre, 1 East Surrey Grove, Peckham, SE15 6DR.

Rapid lateral flow tests are specifically for people who don’t have symptoms of the virus, but who may still be spreading it. Samples are taken from the throat and nose with results being given in less than one hour.

If you do have Covid-19 symptoms, you should book a free NHS test on the government website instead.

Free rapid lateral flow tests can be booked on the Southwark Council website at


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