Today Jon Cruddas MP and his team have been given welcome news for Rainham residents. Plans for a lateral flow Covid-19 testing site have been put into place. The site will be opened next week and located in Rainham village close to the station in Celtic Farm Road.

Residents will be able to book online for a test, or walk in options are available. The aim is to give those tested their results within the hour.

The official announcement is still due. As soon as this is received, more information will be available.

Jon Cruddas MP: “As the Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham I have frequently met with agencies to address local challenges during this difficult and worrying time. The new lateral flow testing site is a step in the right direction and welcome news for everyone.”