Getting tested if you have symptoms
You must self-isolate and book a test, if you have at least one of these three coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed.
Tests must be booked through GOV.UK
There are testing sites across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, which are located at:
- Hawkwood Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth
- Wallisdown, Bournemouth
- Creekmoor, Poole
- Dolphin Swimming Pool Car Park, Poole
There are also further sites across Dorset which are located at:
- WeymouthTrain Station overflow car park, Weymouth
- Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, Portland
- North Beach Car Park, Swanage.
Appointments will be made available to book depending on capacity and scheduled location.
Local contact tracing service
If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, you will receive a call soon after from the council’s Contact Tracing Team. They will help you to complete the information required by NHS England to find out more about your illness, recent activities and people you’ve been in close contact with whilst you were potentially infectious. This is needed to help prevent the spread of the virus within our community.
We will also check to ensure that you have support available to enable you to self-isolate safely and if required help will be offered through our community response service, Together We Can.
Our team will call from our dedicated phone number, 01202 123987 and we would like to assure you the call is genuine and staff will clearly explain the purpose of the call and what information they require.