Drivers of lorries and vans under 7.5 tonnes can get coronavirus tests done at a new testing point at the Lydden Hill Circuit, located just off the A2.
The news of the test centre opening was emailed out to Eurotunnel customers yesterday:
COVID tests for drivers of vans & lorries below 7.5t. From 09:00 29 December testing centre will be at Lydden Hill Circuit, Wootten, Kent, CT4 6RX. @RHANews advised earlier tonight.@RHAHeather @donnyc1975 @LogisticsUKNews @Motor_Transport @VanAndTruckNews @the_IRU @IsMaitre pic.twitter.com/NrgIKiBaBT
— Duncan Buchanan (@RHADuncanB) December 28, 2020
The racing circuit is around 7-8 miles away from Dover depending on the route you take. That’s less than half the distance between Dover and Manston, where many lorry drivers have gone to get tested in recent days.
The presentation of a negative coronavirus test that’s no longer than 72-hours-old is still a requirement for anyone entering France from the UK. The tests are taking around 30 minutes to process according UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.
— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) December 28, 2020