**Update: 27th April 2021**
Surge testing has now concluded. Thank you to everyone who took time out of their schedules to get a PCR test. Thanks to your efforts, we’ve been able to identify 113 people who were carrying the variant and helped them to self-isolate.
Lambeth Council is asking everyone aged 11+ to take a PCR test to help stop the spread of the virus in our borough, after multiple cases of the Covid-19 variant first identified in South Africa have been detected in Lambeth.
Surge testing is being carried out in Streatham and across the whole of Lambeth and Wandsworth boroughs to ensure all cases of this variant can be identified and suppressed. If you live in one borough and work in the other, you can get tests in Lambeth or Wandsworth.
Getting a test is easy. You can order a test kit for delivery to your home, for yourself and up to 3 other people you live with. You can return completed tests to one of the below test sites. You can also post them if you are unable to attend a site in-person.
Alternatively, there are lots of places in and around Streatham to pick up and drop-off home PCR tests or get an in-person test without an appointment.
- Streatham Library: 9am-4:30pm
- Lambeth Town Hall: 9am-4:30pm
- Lambeth Civic Centre: 9am-3pm
- Windmill Drive: 8am-5pm
- Brockwell Park Café: 9am-4:30pm
You can also book tests via the GOV.UK website at the following sites:
- The Rookery – 8am-1:30pm
The main symptoms of Covid-19 are a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste. If you have any of these symptoms, you need to stay at home and book a free NHS test. You can get a test delivered to you if you cannot get to a testing site.
If you test positive, local support is available, including help with practical things like shopping and medication. If you are on a low income, you may be eligible for a £500 support payment.
You can find the latest information on surge testing at Lambeth Council’s website: https://beta.lambeth.gov.uk/enhanced-coronavirus-covid-19-testing-lambeth/how-get-test