There will be a mobile coronavirus testing unit for residents in Kingston on Friday (May 15) and Saturday (May 16), Kingston Council (RBK) have confirmed.

The Mobile Testing Units (MTUs) are staffed by the Army and are being deployed to sites throughout England on a rolling programme coordinated by the government's Department for Health and Social Care.

Testing will be done by appointment and is available to certain people only, RBK said in a statement Thursday:

"Tests will be available to book on the Government’s national self referral portal for all those eligible - anyone with symptoms who is:

  • essential worker
  • going to work and cannot work from home
  • over 65
  • lives with any of the above

"All social care workers and care home residents are also eligible for testing whether or not they have symptoms.

"Those with confirmed appointments are asked to drive to the MTU wherever possible.

"It will be located at the Cattlemarket car park in Kingston town centre.

"People should only visit the MTU if they have a confirmed test appointment."

To apply for an appointment at the MTU in Kingston, click here: national self referral portal.