North East UK news Covid-19 testing unit set up- and you don't have to book in for a test MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Although you don't need to book in for a test you do have to register
Breaking News ! A mobile coronavirus testing unit has been set up at a business park in Sunderland- and you don't need to book in for a test. The unit has been set up at Azure Court, Doxford International Business Park, Sunderland, on Saturday (August 1), for anyone requiring a test. It will be available from August 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9 between 10.30am and 3.30pm. Photos from the centre show people at the site wearing high-vis jackets, gloves and face masks as they test people from their windows to take swabs from drivers. Those who require a test don’t need to book in for a test, but you do have to register beforehand on the NHS website. It only takes 10 minutes to register but if you can’t do this online and have no one to help you, you can call 119 for assistance.
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Anyone driving to the test site is reminded to keep their car windows closed until the staff ask you to open them to reduce the risk of spreading the virus during the testing process itself. You can get a test for yourself if you have coronavirus symptoms or for someone you live with if they have symptoms. You can also be tested if you live in England and have been told to have a test before you go into hospital or if you live in any of these local councils where there are coronavirus outbreaks including Leicester, Luton, Pendle, or Blackburn with Darwen.
Coronavirus symptoms include a high temperature, continuous cough and a loss of or change to your sense of smell or taste. The guidance says you must now self-isolate for 10 days if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or receive a positive test result. You can register for testing by visiting the NHS website here.
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