A rapid coronavirus testing site for people without symptoms has now opened in Penge.

This follows the opening of a similar unit earlier this month at the Civic Centre, both of which offer lateral flow tests, which provide results within 30 minutes.

The tests are available for people over 18 who fear they may have the virus despite not displaying symptoms.

Cllr Colin Smith, Bromley Council Leader said: “I am absolutely delighted that the launch of the initial testing unit at the Civic Centre has been so successful and would take this opportunity once again to extend my thanks to the Council staff involved who have volunteered themselves so selflessly to operate the facility.”

Those who test positive will be asked to self-isolate and book a home PCR test using the details below to confirm the result and continue to self-isolate for 10 days if the positive result is confirmed.

Even if testing negative, residents should still continue to follow the guidance, maintain social distancing, wear a face covering and maintain good hand hygiene.

Regular testing is therefore recommended for those who have regular contact with others outside their household or bubble through their day-to-day situation or work.

Bookings must be made in advance through the Council’s Website at www.bromley.gov.uk/rapidtesting or 020 8461 7799.

This process is not for those with symptoms – anyone feeling unwell with any of the coronavirus symptoms - a high temperature, continuous cough or a change in taste or smell, should book a PCR test through the normal government route online at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.