New walk-in Covid testing site opens up inside Victoria Leeds shopping centre offering Fit to Fly service
A new Covid testing service has opened in inside the luxury Victoria Leeds shopping centre.
The walk-in Cignpost ExpressTest facility has opened in a previous vacant unit next to the Customer Service desk.
The private facility is for members of the public who are symptomless and do not qualify for NHS emergency testing.
Reasons for needing a test include require a negative result either to visit family members, or to fly abroad to green destinations after restrictions ease on Monday, May 17.
The site will offer a Fit to Fly service from May 17 onward.
Nick Markham, Founder of Cignpost ExpressTest said: “It’s our number one priority to provide our customers with reassurance of their health.
"For the next few months and beyond, there will be a continued need for gold standard PCR testing, particularly with travel recommencing from May 17.
"This new site at Victoria Leeds , Leeds is an exciting addition to our services based across the UK.
"We’re pleased to bring Covid-19 screening services to the local community, and whether for personal or business travel, we can deliver them at an affordable cost.”
Jo Coburn, General Manager of Victoria Leeds said:
“The past year has been an extremely challenging time for so many people, and I know we’re all looking forward to getting back to some kind of normal.
"The new ExpressTest facility at Victoria Leeds is part of that journey, as it will help the people get rapid tests, travel abroad and reconnect with family and friends safely once restrictions end.”
The site at Victoria Leeds is the second ExpressTest site in Leeds, with the first being a drive-through facility at Headingley Stadium.
It is one of ten new sites to open across the UK before the end of May.
This expansion means that 80 per cent of the population will be within a 60-minute drive of a Cignpost ExpressTest site.
Bookings are now open, with tests available on the same day.
Customers must visit the website to book a test.
They will then be sent a QR code which they must bring with them to their appointment, along with their passport.
Opening hours are 10am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday.