A drive-in coronavirus testing station for key workers is to open in Liverpool.
The site has been identified by the Merseyside Resilience Forum – made up of civil and emergency services – in partnership with the NHS, and is a convenient, centrally located site which has prepared parking spaces for testing. It is being managed by Liverpool CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group), the body responsible for commissioning health services in the city.
The satellite testing centre, on Hunter Street in the city centre, is one of several being established across Merseyside and Cheshire to increase capacity for identification of COVID-19 cases for those people who have symptoms of the illness, or live with someone who has symptoms.
It is not a drop-in centre and there are strict rules on who is eligible for a test, set by the NHS and adhering to those who central government define as key workers in their testing strategy.
Booking of tests can now be arranged by eligible workers here, or through their employer.
Other stations have also opened in Chester and Crewe.