London news Londoners are having to use these faraway postcodes to get a coronavirus test Uk news
MetiNews.Com - It's despite reports that local test centres are almost empty
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. In response to her concerns about the test and trace system, Mr Hancock added: "It's incumbent on all of us to take a responsible approach and tell our constituents that tests are available in large numbers, that the average distance travelled is 5.8 miles." Daniel Wright, from Kingston, told the Local Democracy Reporting Service that on Sunday evening he tried to book a test online, but it didn't work. He said: "We were offered a slot, got to the confirmation page, clicked confirm and it went back to the home page. 90 minutes on hold later we were told by the helpline that this meant we didn't have the test as we had no QR code. "So instead we used an Inverness postcode to book a test up there, then took the QR code to Twickenham where they did the test no problem. The whole place was empty."
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