On Thursday 27th August it was announced that Barking and Dagenham will be hosting three Covid-19 testing sites. The first testing site at Mayesbrook Park Car Park, Lodge Avenue, Dagenham RM8 2JR opened last week, Thursday 3rd September. The site is open from 8am-8pm every day.

The site is for pre-booked appointments only, to book a test appointment, residents need to call NHS 119 or visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Parking for the testing site will not be available and individuals should not travel to the testing site by car. Users of Mayesbrook Park Car Park will be asked to use the other car park on Lodge Avenue, opposite Rugby Road.

The site is for pre-booked appointments only, to book a test appointment, residents need to call NHS 119 or visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

It is anticipated that the site will be in place for six months with a review after 3 months. Answers to frequently asked questions will soon be published on the council website at www.lbd.gov.uk/coronavirus. Further details will be shared once confirmation of the location of the other two sites is confirmed.

Jon Cruddas MP: “Earlier this year I signed a letter pressurising the government to establish a permanent testing site in the borough. The news that we will be hosting three Covid-19 testing sites is a great step forward. I am glad that the government has taken our advice so we can combat the spread of infection and keep our borough as safe as possible during this time”.

The site is for pre-booked appointments only, to book a test appointment, residents need to call NHS 119 or visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus