New Covid-19 testing sites set to open in Guisborough & South Bank

A NEW purpose built Covid-19 testing site will open in Belmont House car park, Guisborough on Monday, December 7.

The testing centre will be open from 8.00am to 8.00pm, seven days a week and add even more testing capability in Redcar and Cleveland following the opening of the new testing facility at the Inspire 2 Learn car park, South Bank on 23 November.

The testing site will be a walk-in test site only and will be available for people who have Coronavirus symptoms and have booked in advance.

Residents who believe they may have symptoms are asked to book a test online or call the 119 number. More information is available on the council’s website at www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk or go straight to https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.

The existing mobile testing centre at Kirkleatham, near Redcar, will continue to operate several days a week and is available as a ‘drive-through’ test centre – again for people who have symptoms and have booked.

Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Welfare, Cllr Steve Kay, said:

“In a bid to identify more cases, reduce the spread of infection and protect lives and livelihoods I would urge anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 to book a test on-line or call the 119 number to get tested.

“As well as the three testing sites in the borough we will have in operation from next week, we will also be looking to deliver the 10,000 rapid turnaround tests we recently received from the Government.

“Having the test will help to protect you and your loved ones, as well as playing a part in stemming the spread of the virus through our communities.”

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