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Covid-19 testing unit set up at West Midland Safari Park

By Dayna Farrington | Bewdley | Coronavirus | Published:

A mobile coronavirus testing unit has been set up at West Midland Safari Park.

The mobile coronavirus testing unit has opened on the car park of West Midland Safari Park

The unit has been set up on the car park of the Bewdley-based attraction in an effort to boost the national testing capacity.

The drive-through testing site, which is operated by the Department of Health and Social Care, opened on Tuesday(19) and will operate until Friday, May 22.

It will operate on an appointment-only basis.

West Midland Safari Park has been shut to visitors since March 19 in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

A spokesman for West Midland Safari Park said: "We are proud to open our car park here at West Midland Safari Park as a mobile testing unit for Covid-19, in an effort to boost the national testing capacity.

"The drive-through test centre offers self-administered tests for essential workers on an appointment only basis.

"Those tested will receive their results within a few days.

"The site is operated by the Department of Health and Social Care and will run from Tuesday, May 19, until Friday 22nd May."

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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