As local residents may have noticed, Newbury Showground is now being used as one of the Covid-19 testing facilities for the South East of England. The facility is for an area of population within a 45 minutes' travelling distance of the showground by car.
The site is being used as a testing centre for people who think they have symptoms of Covid-19 and who have booked a test online. It is not a ‘turn up and get tested’ location. More information on getting tested is available here (NHS website).
West Berks Council have been involved with the setting up of the site and are not anticipating any great impact on local roads, although they will monitor the situation regularly.
Newbury Weekly News have more information in their recent article.