We are pleased to be able announce that Public Health have been able to get extended funding for Boston to keep our Community ‘Rapid’ Testing sites open until the end of March 2021.

Following Government announcements around schools being able to re-open from 8 March we have sourced new sites for this testing to be able to continue. We are looking at relocating the sites in stages so that community testing is available to everyone without having to have a break.

The plan is as follows:

  • Up to and including Thursday 25 February – Peter Paine Performance Centre and Tollfield Campus Haven High will be open 8am to 8pm daily
  • Friday 26 & Saturday 27 February – Tollfield Campus Haven High site ONLY, 8am to 8pm
  • Sunday 28 February & Monday 1 March – Fenside Community Centre, Taverner Road, Boston PE21 8NL ONLY, 8am to 8pm
  • Tuesday 2 March – Fenside Community Centre, Taverner Road, Boston PE21 8NL and St Nicholas Community Centre, Skirbeck Road, Boston PE21 0DL open

Testing is available for people without symptoms. The sites are open 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm. No appointment is necessary – just turn up at one of the sites.

Even if you feel perfectly fine, please find the time to have a test.

If you DO have symptoms of Covid-19 – a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – you should book a test via the Government testing website at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.    Anyone displaying symptoms should immediately self-isolate pending the outcome of that test.

This ongoing programme of testing will continue to support the covid-19 response and assist us in continuing to reduce the case rate over time. Asymptomatic testing ensures those who do not realise they have Covid do not spread it to those more clinically vulnerable. I would encourage everyone who can access the sites to take a test and do their bit.

David ClarkPublic Health Manager - Lincolnshire County Council

With doing this targeted approach data has shown it was the right thing to do for our residents and workers of Boston Borough. We have already been able to test more than 10,000 people and with doing that we have been able to prevent the spread of the virus further from those tested positive so they aren’t spreading the virus unknowingly.

As well as offering this service to residents we were also able to extend to workers in the borough who did not reside in the borough.

Please continue to do your bit to help.

Councillor Paul SkinnerLeader - Boston Borough Council