Covid-19 rapid testing site opens in Canary Wharf

The new Covid-19 rapid testing site at Canary Wharf.

The new Covid-19 rapid testing site at Canary Wharf. - Credit: Tower Hamlets Council

A rapid Covid-19 testing site for people without symptoms has opened in Canary Wharf.

Located on level -2 of Jubilee Place mall, it's the third community testing site in the borough - providing rapid testing for key workers, those who can't work from home, or people who live with someone in these groups.

As many as one in three people with Covid-19 don’t have symptoms and these sites help to quickly identify asymptomatic cases.

Making sure everyone is able to book appointments is vital

Tower Hamlets mayor John Biggs. - Credit: Mike Brooke

Mayor John Biggs said: “Effective community testing is key in controlling the spread of Covid-19, so having this new site in London’s business hub will be indispensable.”

Rapid tests, also known as lateral flow tests, provide results in less than 30 minutes.


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Anyone who tests positive must self-isolate for 10 days.

The new site, which is currently walk-in only, is open 7.30am-4.30pm daily.

Visit www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/testing for more information about test sites. 

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