Coronavirus testing

Holliers Walk car park - walk-through testing site

A walk-through coronavirus testing site has opened for those with symptoms to book appointments at Holliers Walk Car Park, Hinckley.

Testing is only available for those with coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Anyone with one or more of these symptoms should book a test (nhs.uk) or by call 119.

The new site is situated so it is easily accessible without a car. Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout, including while travelling to and from the testing centre.

Anyone attending an appointment at a walk-through test site will be provided with guidance on getting to and from the test site safely, with additional support for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities.

Visitors who drive to the test centre are asked to park in any one of the long-stay car parks available on Druid Street, Lower Bond Street and Alma Road: More information and map of car parks

Frequently asked questions

How does the booking process for walk through testing sites work?
People can book a walk-through test (nhs.uk) or call 119.

How do Local Testing Sites work in practice?
Those attending a walk-through testing site will be asked to confirm their identity on arrival. Test subjects will be then be issued with a test kit and directed to a testing booth, where they will be provided with guidance to help them self-administer a swab test, taking swabs from both the nose and mouth. After safely completing the test, a testing assistant will advise how to register their test online and exit the site. They will receive their results the next day.

When should I book a test?
Please only book a test if you have one of the symptoms of Covid-19, such as a high temperature, a new continuous cough or loss of smell or taste. Users attending the site will be asked to self-swab.

Is there parking at this walk-though site?
Anyone travelling by car is asked to park on the rear of Castle Street, Stockwell Head or Lower Bond Street car parks. 

Why was this location chosen?
The council was asked to identify a number of potential sites in Hinckley, but the final decision on the most suitable location was due to the requirements of the NHS Test & Trace Service. As the site is for walk-through testing, it’s important that it is easily accessible on foot for the local community.

How can I complain about the operation of the site?
If you have any concerns about the operation of the site, you should call 119.

Last updated: ‎18‎/‎12‎/‎2020‎ ‎11‎:‎20‎