Covid-19 testing at Brighton Racecourse this week

A Covid-19 mobile testing unit will be at Brighton Racecourse from Wednesday 22 July until Friday 24 July.

If you have any of the following symptoms you must get a test and self-isolate: 

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Anyone with symptoms can book a free test through the NHS website

Those unable to access the internet can call 119 to book a test.

The racecourse will show as an additional local option for anyone who is booking a test from Tuesday night. A pre-booked appointment is required to get a test.

Priority will be given to essential key workers who can logon to a self-referral portal.

The mobile testing unit is a drive-through site, similar to the regional testing site at the AMEX Stadium. You will be given a testing kit to take your own swab before returning it for testing. 

Alistair Hill, Brighton & Hove’s Director or Public Health said: “Thank you to Brighton Racecourse for hosting the Mobile Testing Unit.

“It’s essential that anyone who develops any of the symptoms of Covid-19 gets a test immediately and self-isolates at home.

“The quicker we can identify people who may have been at risk of infection, the more effectively we can reduce the spread of the virus.

“For anyone that tests positive, NHS Test and Trace will contact you and, if necessary, notify those you have been in close contact with that they need to self-isolate. 

“This type of contact tracing is not new. It’s a well-established method of preventing and controlling outbreaks from measles and TB through to sexually transmitted infections. Your information will be handled sensitively and confidentially.

“If you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace please follow their advice. It is the best way to both look after yourself and your loved ones, and also to protect our most vulnerable communities.”

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