Walk-in testing and vaccine centres in the city this week
Cases of covid have risen dramatically in the city in the last week, from around 300 to nearly 1000 cases, and is now in the top ten worst-hit places in England. 80% of the cases are in 18-29 year olds.
Due to the high case rates the NHS has provided three walk-in testing centres this week, so that people aged 18-30 can get an accurate PCR test and make sure they aren’t passing on the virus.
The NHS has also provided walk-in vaccination clinics this week for anyone over 18 to get a first dose of vaccine. No appointment or ID is needed, although ID is helpful if available. Vaccines are the best protection for you and your community against the virus.
Extra walk-in testing sites will be at three locations in the city from Tuesday 6 July to Sunday 11 July, 10am – 8pm (no appointment is needed):
- 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.
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.
Anyone who tests positive should self-isolate so that they don’t pass the virus on to others.
Pop-up vaccine sites are offering walk-in vaccines from Wednesday 7 July to Saturday 10 July, for anyone aged 18 or over.
Wed 7 to Fri 9 July
- Iffley Road Sports Centre, OX4 1EQ – 9:30am – 7:30pm (Last entry at 7pm)
- Oxford University Club, OX1 3SZ – 9:00am – 8pm
Saturday 10 July
- East Oxford Health Centre, OX4 1GE – 9am – 5pm
You can still book a first and second dose of the vaccine at local vaccination sites across Oxfordshire, at pharmacies or the Kassam stadium. Go online to national booking service or call 119 to make an appointment. Appointments are being continuously updated to allow plenty of local choice and times of appointments, so please check regularly.