Households with children: Pick up your Covid-19 home testing kit

Households with children: Pick up your Covid-19 home testing kit

Households with school age children are being urged to continue testing throughout the Easter holidays.

Over the coming weeks, lockdown restrictions are expected to be loosened across England in line with the Government’s Roadmap. Changes will include the return of organised sport, as well as groups of six people or two households being allowed to mix outdoors.

With children home for school for the next two weeks as well, families should keep testing to ensure any positive cases are picked up prior to children returning after the break.

Covid-19 test kits are now available from one of five locations in Bath and North East Somerset.

Previously only available from Carpenter House in Bath, and the Scout Hut in Keynsham between 2:30-8pm, families can now pick up test kits anytime between 7am and 7pm, from Monday to Saturday, from:

  • The Apex Hotel, James Street, Bath
  • The Masonic Hall, Bath Road, Keynsham
  • The Centurion Hotel, Charlton Lane, Midsomer Norton

Councillor Rob Appleyard, cabinet member for Adult Services and Health, said: “One in three of those with coronavirus have no symptoms – so it’s important we protect our loved ones, by picking these people up and stopping them unknowingly passing the virus on to others.

“With more people meeting following the changes to restrictions, it’s likely to lead to an increase in transmission. Therefore, it’s important we continue to test – twice a week, and three to four days apart. Remember: Up your beak twice a week.”

Don’t forget – if don’t have children, you are over 16, and you live or work in B&NES, you can still get tested at one of the three rapid test sites in Bath, Keynsham or Midsomer Norton. Open from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday, you can book online here:

Having a Covid-19 lateral flow test (LFT) at a test centre is quick and easy. Once you’ve registered online, getting tested takes just five minutes – with the results being sent later that day.

Please do not contact the venues directly with rapid flow testing enquiries. For questions about access to local rapid testing email

All council updates on coronavirus can be found at

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