COVID-19 mobile testing facility to return to Warrington

Renewed call to observe stay at home guidance

Anyone over the age of five who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus – a new, continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of normal taste or small – can apply online to get tested at a mobile testing unit in Warrington from Sunday 31 May to Tuesday 2 June.

The mobile testing unit will operate by appointment only. Anyone who attempts to turn up at the testing facility without an appointment will be turned away. This is a drive through, self-testing centre and people will need to drive in their own vehicle, or in a vehicle driven by a someone in their household.

Those showing symptoms of coronavirus can ask for a test through the NHS website. Essential workers, and members of their household, can apply for priority testing through the website.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Russ Bowden, said: “The mobile testing unit is a good example of how partners across health and social care are working together locally to respond to Covid-19 and I’m pleased the testing unit has returned to Warrington. Providing access to testing is crucial – it will ensure we have a healthy, resilient workforce to support our patients and communities”.

A timeslot and the location of the mobile unit will be provided upon booking. Instructions on how to take the test, including how and when people will receive their results, will be provided when they take their test. People without a booking will be turned away – without exception.

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