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messagecan't book online test should we just turn up
Posted by bettyorange September 11, 04:16PM

So 9 year old just come home with a sore throat and mild temperature,can't book a test for love nor money.
Is there any truth in the rumour that they'll test you if you just rock up?
Advice gratefully received.
Also if anyone knows where the test sites are,is there one in Dulwich still?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was september 11, 04:22pm by bettyorange.

messageRe: can't book online test should we just turn up
Posted by ianr September 11, 09:09PM

That's concerning. Is the system actually telling you no appointments are available? That looks a possibility from what the web page [www.nhs.uk] says: "If no tests are available online, do not call the helpline to get a test. No extra tests are available through the helpline." Or is the online system jammed, which also seems a possibility: "This service is currently very busy. If you cannot get a test now, or the location or time are not convenient, try again in a few hours"?

messageRe: can't book online test should we just turn up
Posted by bettyorange September 12, 10:19AM

The website continuously says no test sites available.The one on Albany rd seems to have disappeared as does the Belair one.Greeenwich is still there but my neighbour was turned away when they went there without a booked slot despite it being deserted.
Many other parents in the same position,with numbers rising and kids back at school,zero testing on hand unless you want to pay 135 for a private and possibly unreliable test.How many people are actually going to bite the the bullet and put everything on hold for 2 weeks with every cough and sneeze,many can't afford to lose the income.So buckle up people this is going to be a very rough ride.

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Posted by bettyorange September 12, 12:23PM

Latest update,finally been given a test site in Lewisham,so if you keep trying the website they do sometimes come up.

messageRe: can't book online test should we just turn up
Posted by bettyorange September 12, 03:02PM

Ok last post about this,just managed to get test done in Deptford and although i had booked my son in online it seemed like they were taking walk ins aswell?You can register via a QR code once you arrive,so worth a shot if anyone out there is having a nightmare booking a test.Test center is on Vanguard Rd car park SE8.

messageRe: can't book online test should we just turn up
Posted by BestBeast September 13, 05:52AM

Thanks Betty

This will inevitably happen to us so great to have the advice

Starting a new job soon and dealing with the absence from nursery until tested factor is already stressing me out.

messageRe: can't book online test should we just turn up
Posted by bettyorange September 13, 01:45PM

No problem,another neighbour did just turn up yesterday so defo worth a shot.

messageRe: can't book online test should we just turn up
Posted by newtose22 September 14, 03:11PM

We turned up at the Deptford one yesterday and were tested straight away. I have heard things much busier today though but it might be worth a shot.

messageRe: can't book online test should we just turn up
Posted by mlteenie September 18, 01:21PM

My son has had to leave work (in my opinion he has a cold but for work he can't be too careful) and now in order to go back to work he needs to get a test.

Given the shambles we are in and the apparently almost secret nature of these pop-up places, does anyone know anywhere you can walk into (or maybe drive)?

Thanks.


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