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CORONAVIRUS: Mobile walk-in testing unit to be set-up in Keighley car park

A WALK-in mobile testing unit for anyone who suspects they may have coronavirus is being launched in Keighley.

The unit will be at the Keighley Leisure Centre car park tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday (July 5/6/7), between 10am and 4pm.

No appointment is necessary.

The unit, together with others being set-up at locations in Bradford district, will be run by armed forces staff as part of the national coronavirus testing programme.

Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19, such as a high temperature, a new cough or a change in sense of taste or smell, is encouraged to attend.

Strict infection control measures will be in place.

People who have symptoms of Covid-19 are not allowed to use public transport, so those attending 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 Council leader, Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, said: “In the Bradford district we have done a lot of testing. It’s only through comprehensive testing that we will be able to keep the infection rates going down.

"These walk-in mobile testing sites are easy for people to use. There is no need to book an appointment, just turn up. They complement our own very successful Marley fields testing site in Keighley, as well as a new walk-in centre in Centenary Square.

“It’s because we have such high infection rates that the national coronavirus programme is increasing our testing capacity this weekend. I’d encourage anyone with even the slightest concern about having the virus to use this walk-in facility.”

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