Manchester news Rapid Covid-19 testing for anyone in Manchester unable to work from home Manchester united news

MetiNews.Com - Tests will also be offered to people who have no access to asymptomatic testing at their workplace

Manchester news Rapid Covid-19 testing for anyone in Manchester unable to work from home Manchester united news

MetiNews.Com - Tests will also be offered to people who have no access to asymptomatic testing at their workplace

Manchester news  Rapid Covid-19 testing for anyone in Manchester unable to work from home Manchester united news
03 March 2021 - 11:00

Breaking News ! Rapid coronavirus testing is being rolled out to anyone in Manchester unable to work from home and who have no access to asymptomatic testing at their workplace. From today (March 2) existing testing sites will be used as part of continued efforts to prevent Covid-19 from being spread by people who are unaware that they have the virus. Manchester council says around one in three people can have Covid-19 without knowing it. Testing will be offered on a twice-weekly basis from Monday to Saturday at six sites across the city, and will only be given to those who book in advance. Moss Side Leisure Centre, Moss Side Debdale Outdoor Centre, Gorton FC United of Manchester, Moston Hall Lane Resource Centre, Baguley Heathfield Resource Centre, Newton Heath The Rates Hall at Manchester Town Hall Smaller businesses, freelancers and sole traders in Manchester will be eligible for the council-run testing programme. Larger businesses of 50 to 200 or more people are being asked to sign up to a government scheme by March 31 which will allow them to do their own testing on their premises. Lateral flow devices, which involve a swab of the nose and throat like the regular PCR coronavirus test, will be used and can give results within half an hour. If the person taking the test receives a positive result they must self-isolate immediately and the result will be fed into the NHS Test and Trace system.

. Councillor Bev Craig, executive member for adult health and wellbeing at Manchester council, said: "We are committed to making our city as safe as possible and that includes every measure to stop the spread of Covid-19. “We estimate that around one in three people can have the virus without knowing it, which makes it imperative that we are vigilant in helping to protect those who cannot work from home, and also the people they work with." Sign up to the free MEN email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Greater Manchester direct to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here To book an appointment at one of the rapid testing centres, call 0161 947 0770 or 0800 092 4020. The booking number is open Monday to Friday. Appointments are available on weekdays and Saturdays at a range of different times to suit work and shift patterns. For more information about the government workplace testing scheme, visit this website. Read More Related Articles Twenty-three more people have died in Greater Manchester's hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus Read More Related Articles Police launch crackdown on anti-social behaviour and youth crime 'exacerbated by the pandemic'

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Manchester news Rapid Covid-19 testing for anyone in Manchester unable to work from home Manchester united news


Manchester news Rapid Covid-19 testing for anyone in Manchester unable to work from home Manchester united news


Manchester news Rapid Covid-19 testing for anyone in Manchester unable to work from home Manchester united news


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