Covid Testing at Polson Bridge


With effect from 30 June 2020


Testing will start in the following locations in Camborne and Launceston from Tuesday 30th JuneUntil Further Notice. The sites will operate from 10:30am-4pm unless detailed otherwise by the national testing website (details below).

Camborne – Camborne College Car Park, Church Road, Pool, TR15 3FH

Launceston – Launceston Rugby Football Club, Polson Bridge, Launceston, PL15 9QR

The following testing site is already deployed as follows:


In location until

Opening Times



St Austell

Until further notice


St Austell Information Service, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell, Cornwall. PL25 5DR

The Mobile Testing Units are set up by the Department of Health and Social Care but the sites are managed by members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, so people will see military personnel in attendance. 

WHO CAN APPLY FOR TESTING?  These mobile testing centres are for people who have coronavirus-like symptoms to test if they currently have the virus. Everyone over the age of five with symptoms may apply.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR TEST  The test can be booked online at the following address:

If there is no access to the internet people can ring 119.

AT THE TEST CENTRE   The centres can only cater for people arriving in their vehicles. Once you have your booking confirmed, make your way to the testing station at your allotted time. The test will be conducted while you remain in your vehicle. On arrival you will be given instructions on what to do by the testing site personnel. Follow all instructions and keep your vehicle windows closed until you are instructed to open them. You will conduct the test without leaving your own vehicle. The test involves taking a swab of the nose and the back of the throat, which can be done by the person themselves or assisted by someone else.

The tests are always carried out safely, observing social distancing. You will be guided what to do by mobile phone. On arrival you will be shown a number to ring where you will speak to the person standing outside your vehicle.

You will be safely passed the equipment you will need to do the test.

For guidance, people should arrive at their allotted time. Take your own hand sanitizer or anti-bac hand wipes so that your hands are clean when doing the test. Also take tissues so that you can cough into them and blow your nose before swabbing. 

TEST RESULTS   You will be informed of your test result within three days, usually via a text message.

HEALTH AND CARE WORKERS   Please note that the NHS is providing additional testing sites for health and care workers as part of the local hospital laboratory service. These are located at Threemilestone, Truro and Menheniot, Liskeard in Cornwall and the Bannams site in Barnstaple, Sandy Park in Exeter and on the hospital sites for Torbay and South Devon and Derriford. Access to these services is via the employer route.

PEOPLE AWAITING ADMISSION TO HOSPITAL   Further sites in Devon and Cornwall will be provided for people without symptoms who are awaiting admission to hospital for treatment. At this stage, sites are open at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, RCHT Mobility Centre, Truro and Cornish Pirates, Penzance. University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust have external testing facilities by appointment ONLY through contacting the primary care provider.