A walk-in mobile testing unit will be in place in Bradford next week from Monday 20th July, to make it easier for local people who think they might be infected with Covid-19 to get tested quickly.
People are advised to make an appointment before they arrive at the mobile unit, which is run by armed forces staff as part of the national coronavirus testing programme.
The unit is available for anyone who has symptoms of Covid-19, such as a high temperature, a new cough, or a change in sense of taste or smell, or thinks they may have the virus.
The mobile unit will be at Myra Shay, Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX from 10am to 4pm on the following days:
- Monday 20 July
- Tuesday 21 July
- Thursday 23 July
- Friday 24 July
- Saturday 25 July
Strict infection control measures will be in place to ensure the testing units are operated with the highest levels of public health safeguards.
People who have symptoms of Covid-19 are not allowed to use public transport so those attending the centre will have to make their own way there
A face covering will need to be worn, and social distancing must also be followed at all times, when at the site and while travelling to and from it.
Bradford District’s first walk-in testing centre in Centenary Square in the city centre opened a few weeks earlier. It is used for both pre-booked appointments, as well as a limited number of drop-in tests. Results should be made available within 24-72 hours.
If you would like a test please make sure you book appointment before arriving either by calling 119 or going online at https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test
For more information about NHS Test and Trace visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works.