New walk-through test centre set to open in Oakengates

The site build of a new walk-through coronavirus testing facility has begun in Oakengates at The Place car park with the site set to open on 3 November.

New walk-through test centre set to open in Oakengates

The walk-through test centre aims to make testing accessible for all ensuring those without a car can get a test in a convenient location.

This is the third  walk-through testing centres to be opened in the borough, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Anyone with one of the three key coronavirus symptoms, however mild, can get a free swab test at the site that takes less than a minute.

Tests at the site should be booked or ordered as soon as symptoms begin at or by calling 119.

Andy Burford, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: “Making testing accessible to all is important, not everyone has a car and we need to be testing everyone in Telford and Wrekin who has symptoms to prevent the spread of the virus.

“The Council has worked hard with Government to open these centres by providing them with a number of suitable sites to choose from.

“Each site was assessed for accessibility and security; also additional signage is being installed by the Council to prepare the site.”

Information about locations and dates of future walk-through centres will be released when details are finalised.

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