Slough Hindu Temple has been transformed into Test Centre for the Mass Rapid Testing campaign led by OneSlough and Slough Borough Council.

Mass rapid testing for residents who do not have symptoms of Covid-19 will be available today (Thursday), tomorrow and Saturday at the Keel Drive Hindu Temple site.

Volunteers from Sewa Day (West London) will be on hand to welcome and guide residents into the testing centre.

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Dipak Goel, Treasurer for Hindu Temple committee, said: “We are pleased to be able to offer the Hindu Temple facilities again for all the Slough Community. We welcome all residents in the neighbourhood to come and get tested to fight the battle against the deadly virus. We have contacted all our members and wider congregation and informed them about the testing facility.”

Suhas Madhekar, Coordinator of Sewa Day (West London) said: “We are happy to be of service to the community again. During the first lockdown, Sewa Day established the Sewa Kitchen at the Hindu Temple, providing over 500 hot meals a day for NHS front line staff in 7 Hospitals and for vulnerable people in the community. During this current lockdown we have been continuing to provide Food Parcel service to the needy as part of OneSlough response to Covid.”

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Mass rapid testing – also known as Lateral flow tests – is used to test people with no symptoms but may still spread the virus unknowingly. The test results are available in 30 minutes. Residents have to book an appointment slot to reduce queuing and maintain social distance. They can book by visiting where further details of the mass testing are also available.