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Important information regarding COVID-19 testing from
South Oxfordshire District Council

Following the government announcements of the roadmap for re-opening of businesses, it is important that you play your role in reducing the spread of Covid-19. If you have a job where you meet face to face with customers, you and your staff can have free regular (weekly) lateral flow testing to ensure that you are negative for Covid-19. The attached letter (Blue Button Below) gives information as to where to sign up for the testing kits. It also gives you an alternative where you can use the testing centres in Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas depending which is most convenient to you. See here for your nearest testing centres.

I strongly urge that you take up the this opportunity.

We wish you well, and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

Kind Regards

Food and Safety Team

OCC Covid Outbreak Management 2021

Covid-19 Risk Assessment Doc 2021

Risk Assessment for Reopening Trinity 8 March 2021

Risk Assessment March 2021

Testing for Local Businesses

Home Testing Kits to Support the Return to School

The government has announced that all households with primary and secondary school and college-aged children and young people, including childcare and support bubbles, will be encouraged to start regular twice-weekly rapid lateral flow testing as schools return on 8 March.


Tests are available for adults in these households to order online, which can be delivered to their home or collected at a local symptomatic PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test site. These PCR sites are where people go to get tested when they have symptoms of COVID-19 and because of that, collection of these home test kits is set for 1pm - 7pm when testing of symptomatic people will not be taking place.


The PCR local testing sites (LTS) and regional testing site (RTS) offering the collection of home testing kits (referred to as LTS-collect and RTS-collect) in Oxfordshire are:


Regional testing site (drive-through)

  • Oxford Parkway, Water Eaton Park & Ride, Oxford Road, Oxford, OX2 8HA

Local testing sites (walk-through)

  • Woodgreen Leisure Centre, Woodgreen Avenue, Banbury, OX16 0HS

  • Osney Lane, Oxford, OX1 1NY

  • Woodford Way car park, Witney, OX28 6JS


You do not need to make an appointment, but you can check online if the location is open or busy before you go. A reminder collection is 1pm - 7pm.


In Oxfordshire, home tests kits cannot currently be collected from the county council’s symptom-free testing sites, which are Spiceball Leisure Centre (Banbury) , The Beacon (Wantage), The King’s Centre (Oxford). Please do not go to one of these sites as the kits they have are not suitable for home use . We will keep you posted if this changes.

Lateral Flow Tests for Households with Primary School Aged Children

On Sunday 28 February, the Department of Health and Social Care announced

that from Monday 1 March, households with primary school, secondary school and college age children, including childcare and support bubbles, can test themselves twice every week at home as schools return from Monday 8 March. This service is for people without symptoms.


Please click on the link for more information


More information on the service is available HERE


Information on how to obtain test kits is available HERE


IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS, DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE - click HERE for details on alternative testing.Please read this agreement and let the school know immediately if you have any queries.

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