A new fast testing centre is now open in Chelmsford for those who do not have Covid-19 symptoms but who wish to take a test. The centre is part of an effort to try and find asymptomatic Covid cases in the Chelmsford area and help stop the spread of the virus in the city.

The new Chelmsford Testing Centre is situated at Central Baptist Church, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, CM1 1LN.

The tests are only available to those who are not experiencing Covid symptoms and the results of the test are usually provided within 30 minutes.

Tests are by appointment only and bookings should be made online. Anyone booking should live in the Chelmsford district. You can book a test here.

If you're not able to book using the online form, you can call 0333 772 6144 to arrange an appointment. Lines are open from 8am to 8pm, every day including Saturday and Sunday.

You can find more information about the new centre here: https://www.essex.gov.uk/news/new-fast-covid-19-testing-centre-opens-in-chelmsford