Cheshire East Council has today announced the creation of a Local Testing Site offering walk through tests for the Coronavirus.
Dr Matt Tyrer Acting Director of Public Health for Cheshire East Council said:
We have been working very closely with colleagues in the NHS in Cheshire and Merseyside and the Department for Health and Social Care to ensure that we have the most accessible testing facilities for the people of Cheshire East, when and where they need them.
The site is being set up in the Chester Street Car park in Crewe and will operate for several months.
Local Testing Sites are designed to supplement the existing testing infrastructure locally on a more permanent basis than previous mobile facilities.
Cheshire East Councillor, Jill Rhodes said:
I am delighted that we have been able to secure this LTS (Local Testing Facility) facility so our local residents and workers will have even greater access to testing should they feel unwell with Covid-19 symptoms.
The site will be up and running from Thursday 1st October.
People using the service will be required to book an appointment in advance and will be asked to self swab when the attend.
The LTS will provide easier access to testing for those who do not have the use of a car or are not in a position to use public transport.
More details can be found here.