NEWBURY SHOWGROUND GROUND PCR TEST UPDATE
Many of you will have seen recent news that, following an investigation, a PCR test laboratory in Wolverhampton has wrongly been giving people negative results for Covid-19 for tests taken at certain sites. After raising constituents’ concerns about their test results with the Department for Health, I can confirm that tests taken at Newbury Showground is one of these affected sites.
The Wolverhampton laboratory has now been closed but it is strongly advised that if you received a negative PCR result from this site between the 3rd and 12th October, you and close contacts should get another.
I want to reassure you all that this is an isolated incident and there has been no issue with the way that staff at the Showground have processed tests, or faults with PCR testing kits themselves. The Showground testing site remains fully operational and tests are now being sent to other laboratories so please keep using this facility with confidence. It has also been confirmed that postal PCR testing kits are unaffected.