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Last updated: Wednesday 20th January 2021

Next update on Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Phil North, Leader of Test Valley Borough Council & Bourne Valley Ward Councillor. posted on Facebook

***Covid Test Centre to open in Andover***


I’m pleased to announce that a coronavirus testing facility will open in Shepherds Spring Lane car park in Andover this Saturday, as part of the government’s programme to increase accessibility.

Both vaccinations and mass testing are absolutely pivotal in navigating our way out of this pandemic.


And having provided Test Valley Borough Council owned buildings to our NHS colleagues for the vaccination centres, I’m really pleased that we’ve also been able to provide this car park as a testing facility – which will enable users to both walk-up and drive to the site. Making it much easier for local residents to get a test.


If you or anyone you know has any symptoms of coronavirus - a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – then you should book a test, which you can now have in Andover. You can do this online at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.

To reassure other users of the car park, the test centre will be located in the far corner closest to the Sainsbury’s side and will be separated from the most popular parking spots closest to the town. Of course, all of our other car parks are free of charge at the moment too.

Neighbourcare would like to thank Simplyhealth for their kind donation of £5,000 which was received at Christmas. We were one of nine local charities that shared an incredible £40,000 given to help charities suffering from reduced incomes during the pandemic. It will make a huge difference to Neighbourcare and all the other charities in receipt of these generous gifts.

Many thanks to W.Bro Peter Hartland and Andover Combined Services Lodge for their kind donation of £50. Neighbourcare will use the money to buy much needed PPE

Andover Neighbourcare's office will remain open but in lockdown to the general public as from the 4th January. 01264 339899

We will still be delivering our essential services which will be: cleaning, sitting, shopping, fetching prescription, essential transport to hospital, doctors and for vaccinations. Our phone 'Buddie' service is also still operating should you need a call. 01264 336020

A huge thank you must go to the Drivers, Handy Helpers and 'Buddies' for continuing to deliver these services in these difficult times.

WELCOME TO ANDOVER NEIGHBOURCARE

Andover Neighbourcare is a local charity providing a wealth of services to the local and wider community.We offer help with Transport, Shopping, Cleaning, Gardening, Relieving carers, Internet Training and much much more.You can find us at 12 to 16 Union Street, Andover, Hants, SP10 1PAThe office is open from 9 to 4 or ring us on 01264 339899 / 404142 or 336020

Andover Neighbourcare is a local charity providing a wealth of services to the local and wider community.We offer help with Transport, Shopping, Cleaning, Gardening, Relieving carers and much much more.In addition we also offer on Monday Afternoon Tea & Games which are held at the United Reformed Church hall.More information about Andover Neighbourcare, our staff, volunteers, services, members and community shop can be found by simply clicking the relevant button in the menu on the top left hand side of this page. MEMBERSHIP SCHEME Our membership scheme cost just £20  per year or £30 per year for couples. Membership benefits include up to date information with what's happening at Andover Neighbourcare, parties, events and reduced rates on Mini Bus fares. Please use the contact form to register your interest, pop in to the offices or call 01264 404142.

Andover Neighbourcare has been asked about how people can donate on line to the charity. You can donate cash by going to localgiving.org/charity/andover-neighbourcare.Cheque donations can be sent to 12 Union Street made payable to Andover Neighbourcare.Cash donations can also be made at the office for which you will be listed as a friend of Neighbourcare.Donations for the charity shop can be collected if needed.Or if you only wish to give your time to help on any of the schemes we run please contact the officeMany thanks for your support.

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