Two more walk-through test sites set to open in Donnington and Madeley
The site build of a new walk-through coronavirus testing facility has begun in Donnington and Madeley – meaning there are now a total of seven testing sites in Telford and Wrekin.
This means that there is plenty of testing capacity and lots of slots available for anyone who has symptoms of the virus to get tested as quickly as possible.
Yhe new sites are at the tennis courts at School Road, Donnington Wood and Legges Way Car Park, Madeley.
Once open, there will be five walk-through testing centres in the borough, with two drive-through ones located in Ironbridge and Hollinswood.
Anyone with any of the three key coronavirus symptoms, however mild, can get a free swab test at the site that takes less than a minute.
“People should get their results quickly as turnaround times have improved.
Tests at the site should be booked or ordered as soon as symptoms begin at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.
Andy Burford, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: “With so many sites across the borough it’s never been easier or quicker to get tested for Coronavirus.
“You can book a test 24/7 and there are a number of slots available throughout the day.
“If you have one of the three key coronavirus symptoms, however mild, please self-isolate and book a test immediately – by doing this you are playing your part to prevent the spread of the virus in Telford and Wrekin.”