Temporary Covid-19 testing site in Weston car park

A temporary mobile testing unit has been set-up at Locking Road car park as part of the COVID-19 National Testing Programme for people who are experiencing symptoms.

The unit is operated by military personnel and is available for pre-booked coronavirus tests only for people displaying symptoms in the categories below. The car park will be closed for the next few days while the testing unit is there.

The unit will operate from 10am until 4pm each day and appointments can be made through https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested or by calling 119.

The eligibility criteria for tests has been extended to include:

  • anyone aged five-years-old and over with symptoms
  • any essential worker with symptoms
  • members of the household of essential workers who are symptomatic.

More guidance can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested#who-can-be-tested

Frontline workers will be given priority.

For tests to be effective you must be symptomatic. More on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/

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