The covid-19 testing centre at Montem, Slough, is no longer accepting drop ins by car; only people with an appointment will be given a test.
People walking in will still be seen without an appointment if they have symptoms, but we are warning people that capacity is limited and not to park in the surrounding areas on or yellow lines.
This is due to an instruction from central government for the site to be appointment only; not an issue with the site operations locally.
Unfortunately this is not something we, as the council, have any control over, but we are very concerned about the effect this has on our residents and town and have expressed our views strongly to the government.
We would like to stress people should be respectful and polite to those on the Montem testing site; this was a national decision and not something they can go against.
We are also aware of an apparent shortage of appointments using the national system; the advice from government is to keep trying but to apply for a test if you have symptoms of covid-19.
To make an appointment we advise calling 119 or https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/