A new Covid-19 rapid testing centre has opened at the Damilola Taylor Centre in Peckham. 

Testing is open to people over 16 who do not have Covid-19 symptoms, particularly key workers who can’t work from home.  

Around one in three people with Covid-19 are thought to be asymptomatic but can still pass it on. 

The centre, which will offer the rapid lateral flow tests, is open seven days a week from 9am to 7pm. 

Results will likely be sent out in less than an hour.  

The tests are free but an appointment must be booked in advance.  

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Cllr Kieron Williams, leader of Southwark Council, said: “We’re now offering free rapid lateral flow tests to residents who don’t have symptoms of Covid-19, particularly those who are key workers and who can’t work from home. 

 “We know that one in three people with Covid-19 have no symptoms so are carrying the virus and could spread it to work colleagues or those they live with without even realising. 

“By booking a rapid Covid-19 test, which is painless and provides a result in less than an hour, more positive cases can be identified which will help control the virus and ultimately protect more lives.” 

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The tests are not available to people with Covid-19 symptoms, who must book a free NHS test on the Government’s website.

More sites are expected to open soon in the borough.