Footage shows residents being tested in Pollards Hill as the government ramps up its measures to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Households in Pollards Hill are being urged to carry out a coronavirus test regardless of whether or not they have symptoms.

It comes after authorities confirmed that a resident tested positive with the South African variant last month.

Your Local Guardian:

The site, located at Pollards Hill Library car park, launched for testing at 8am this morning ( February 3). 

Residents have been instructed to book a slot online before arriving for an appointment at South Lodge Avenue.

Those who have booked the test have the option of travelling to the site by either walking or by car and are offered two separate entrances.

Your Local Guardian:

 Residents travelling by vehicle can drive directly into the car park, while residents travelling by foot should wait outside Pollards Hill Library.

Once residents have entered the site, a member of staff will instruct them to either park their car or to sit and take the test at an allocated table. 

Before residents leave, a member of staff will scan a barcode on the testing kit and deliver instructions on how to register the test. 

Your Local Guardian:

Wimbledon Times asked one resident what they thought about the process.

"As a member of the community, I thought it was important to play my part, so I decided to come and get a test," she said.

"I found it easy and straightforward and found the staff polite." 

Mobile testing units and home testing kits are also being deployed to the following areas: Hanwell, west London; Tottenham, north London; Walsall in the West Midlands; Broxbourne, Hertfordshire; Maidstone, Kent; and Southport, Merseyside.

Testing at the Merton site is available between the hours of 8pm to 3pm.

The council will commence door-to-door testing from Thursday.

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