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On this page, you can keep informed about the latest updates regarding Covid-19:

How to stay safe
Corona Virus Tests
Drive through tests in Hertfordshire
What will happen if my child is absent from school?
Online Resources

How to stay safe

As part of a countywide ‘Stay Safe Hertfordshire: Play Your Part’ campaign, residents are reminded that the most important things you can do to help reduce the spread of coronavirus are to:

  1. Keep washing your hands as often as possible, for 20 seconds with warm water and soap
  2. Keep your distance from others, particularly in indoor spaces
  3. Wear a face covering in the places you are required to and when it is difficult to stay socially distanced
  4. Self-isolate and book a test immediately if you get symptoms

Corona Virus tests

Don’t delay getting a test if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you have a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, you should either order a test kit or book a test at one of the drive-through testing centres.

Visit to book a COVID-19 test for yourself or a family member.

For additional help to book a test, call 119 between 7am and 11pm. Textphone / minicom users with hearing or speech difficulties, call 18001 0300 303 2713.

The call centre can also answer enquiries about the testing process and what to do once you have your result, or chase up any delayed results.

Drive-through tests in Hertfordshire

Check for the drive-through testing sites available for the next day.

Drive-through testing sites are open on various days of the week in Hertford, Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City for everyone living or working in Hertfordshire.

The drive-through testing centre at Tesco Headquarters in Shire Park in Welwyn Garden City is open every day from 8am to 8pm. It has been carrying out an average of 210 tests every day. Here, people can test themselves with the swabs provided or have a swab test carried out by a trained professional. The test involves taking a swab of the nose and the back of the throat.

Bring your mobile phone when you visit a testing centre. If you book a test in Watford, you may need to pay for parking as you wait.

Visit for more about symptoms, how to book a test and the NHS Test and Trace system.

What will happen if my child is absent from school?

Online Resources

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