Mobile testing unit at Grasshoppers' Isleworth - keyworkers
Hounslow will be hosting a Mobile Testing Unit for coronavirus testing for keyworkers at Grasshoppers' Rugby Club, Osterley, on Monday 29th June and Tuesday 30th June 2020.
Mobile Testing Units are an essential part of the national testing programme as they offer pedestrian appointments as well as drive-through appointments.
You must register via the gov.uk portal before attending a mobile testing unit, and bring your 16-digit code or appointment confirmation with you on your mobile phone.
Testing site location: Grasshoppers Rugby Club, Syon Lane, Osterley, Isleworth, TW7 5PN
Criteria for testing:
You can use this testing facility if you are:
- an essential worker
- live with an essential worker
If you are an essential worker in the NHS or social care you can be tested with or without symptoms. Regular testing is important for staff to prevent outbreaks of coronavirus among vulnerable residents.
If you are an essential worker, but not in the NHS or social care, you can get tested if you are within the first five days of coronavirus symptoms.
Coronavirus symptoms are:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of or change to your sense of smell or taste
This test can tell you if you have coronavirus at the time the swab sample is taken. The test to tell if you’ve ever had coronavirus (‘antibody test’) is not available yet.
The information on certain pages on the gov.uk website may contradict this. This has been flagged to the national team operating the website. Please be assured that the criteria listed above are the most up to date and correct for testing.
Book an appointment:
Appointments are open for both Monday and Tuesday at Grasshoppers' Mobile Testing Unit from 8pm on Saturday 27 June via the gov.uk link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested
If you would like a pedestrian appointment at the Mobile Testing Unit, please put “unknown” in the box requiring your vehicle registration number. This should allow you to continue the booking process.
If you have any problems refer to the helpline detailed below, or you can use the 16-digit authorisation code that is sent you via SMS and go to the testing centre anytime on foot or in a car between 10.30 and 15.30 where local authority staff will help you. Please do not take public transport.
The testing centre will be operating between 10.30-15.30 on both Monday and Tuesday
Alternative testing provision
Please note that if an appointment is not available at the Grasshoppers’ site, then the same testing criteria apply for bookings at the Twickenham testing site and they operate 7 days a week. They do however only offer drive-in appointments.
There are also home testing kits available, bookable via the same self-service portal on the gov.uk website.
Questions or problems
If anyone has any problems booking via the portal, please contact the National Coronavirus Testing Helpline on 0300 303 2713
Capacity for testing is limited so is released on an hourly basis; it is recommended to try at regular intervals to access an appointment.
If you have any questions about testing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org