New walk-in coronavirus testing centre opens at Burmantofts church in Leeds

A new walk-in coronavirus testing centre is now open in Leeds.

By Abbey Maclure
Tuesday, 30th June 2020, 5:10 pm

The centre is located at Bridge Community Church, Burmantofts, and Leeds is one of just six places in the country trialling a walk-in testing site.

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms, however mild, can now book a free swab test at the Burmantofts site by visiting nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.

The Burmantofts location has been chosen to make it easier for people without cars to get tested for Covid-19.

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Those being tested will be required wear a face covering and should not travel to the centre by taxi or public transport.

Anyone attending an appointment at a walk-through testing will be provided with guidance on getting to and from the test site safely.

Health Minister Lord Bethell said: “Walk-in centres have made it even easier to get a free coronavirus test. If you have symptoms, however mild, please get tested now to help stop the spread of the virus and protect the people around you.

“The Government continues to scale up testing capacity for coronavirus to protect the vulnerable, support our NHS, and ultimately save lives.

“This is supported by our NHS Test and Trace service, which will contact you if you test positive or if you have been in close contact with someone who has the virus.

“I urge anyone with symptoms to book a test today, and anyone contacted by NHS Test and Trace to follow their advice to protect those around them from the virus.”