Mobile testing to return to Southport

Friday, June 26, 2020

The COVID-19 mobile test centre will return to Southport for three days.

The centre will be based at Southport Eco Centre from Sunday 28 June to Tuesday 30 June.

Supported by Sefton Council, NHS Southport and Formby CCG and NHS South Sefton CCG, mobile test sites are providing clinical diagnosis tests to tell people if they currently have the COVID-19 virus.

Tests are available for anyone but they need to have made an appointment first at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus  or by calling 119.  Essential workers still need to book through www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test-essential-workers .

Key NHS and care workers can now attend regional testing sites, which now include the new site at Liverpool John Lennon Airport as well as Haydock and Manchester Airport without the need for an appointment.

Testing is vital to the ongoing work to overcome COVID-19 and enables key workers who test negative to return to that work. Almost 4,200 people have already been tested so far at Sefton’s mobile test sites, which have been supported by Sefton Council, NHS Southport and Formby CCG and NHS South Sefton CCG.

Through the Government’s NHS Test and Trace service, anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted and will need to share information about their recent interactions.

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