Coronavirus testing for Bude

This information comes from Cornwall Live, presumed accurate. It says a mobile coronavirus testing station will be open today and during next week at:


Bude: The Venue, Stucley Road, Bude, EX23 8AR. Sunday 17th May – Thursday 21 May. Open between 10am-4pm.


The article adds:

“The centres are set up by the Department of Health and Social Care but the two sites in Bude and Penzance are managed by members of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, so people will see military personnel in attendance. 

“These mobile testing centres are for people who have coronavirus-like symptoms to test if they currently have the virus.”


Meanwhile, the Government says: you can apply for a test here if you are:

  • an essential worker with coronavirus symptoms
  • aged 65 or over with coronavirus symptoms
  • someone who cannot work from home and has coronavirus symptoms (for example, construction workers or delivery drivers)

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms can apply if they live with an essential worker, a person aged 65 or over, or someone who travels to work.

You can also apply for a test if you have a clinical referral from NHS 111 online.

Coronavirus symptoms are high temperature or a new, continuous cough.

When to apply for a test

You need to get the test done in the first 5 days of having symptoms. It’s best to apply for the test in the first 3 days as it may take 1 or 2 days to arrange.

You might not get a test if you apply – it depends on how many tests are available in your area.

Frontline essential workers such as NHS staff will be given priority.

You may also apply for a home test kit.



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