Extra PCR testing options remain in Oxford with two new sites

All adults in Oxford City will continue to be able to get a PCR test at extra testing centres that are located in the city in response to steeply rising cases and will remain until at least 24 July.

Two additional testing units are now also being set up to increase capacity further. Over 4,400 people have been tested over the last fortnight since the mobile testing units were moved to the city on 3 July.

Cases in the city are now falling – however, there has been a 21 per cent rise in cases in those aged between 30 and 59. Those aged 18 to 29 still make up more than half of cases overall.

The mobile testing units are open for business 10am - 8pm (no appointment is needed):

The venues are:

  • South Park (St Clement’s end)
  • The Blavatnik School of Government, Walton Street (on the right hand side of the front of the building)
  • Manzil Way Gardens, Cowley Road.
  • NEW: Headington carpark, Old High Street (behind Waitrose)
  • NEW: Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre carpark, Pegasus Road (behind the leisure centre adjacent to the football pitch – from Monday 19 July)

The testing centres at Oxford Brookes University and Osney Lane are also open every day 8am - 8pm, including for those without symptoms, but people need to book an appointment on gov.uk.

Ansaf Azhar, Oxfordshire County Council’s Director for Public Health said: “It’s been a great community effort to drive down the number of cases in the city – thank you to everyone who has taken part so far. However, cases remain significantly higher than a month ago and above the national, south-east and Oxfordshire averages.

“With all of these testing options centred on the city, now is the time for people to get tested and do their bit to help stop the spread of the virus. No booking is required so this is a very simple thing to do. Let’s work together to drive down these case numbers even further.”

In addition, there are several walk-in vaccination clinics over the weekend:

  • Broad Street, Oxford, outside the Clarendon Building opposite the King's Arms pub on Saturday 17 July and Sunday 18 July, 10am - 6.30pm
  • Oxford Brookes, The Terrace, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus, available daily until Sunday 18 July, 9am - 7.30pm
  • Banbury Cross Health Centre, South Bar House, 6 Oxford Road, Banbury on Saturday 17 July 2021, 10.30am - 2pm. 

All the latest on walk-in clinics can be found at oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk

Residents aged 18 or over can also book a vaccination on the national booking service (people do not need to wait to be invited).

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