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Two mobile testing sites set up in Sandwell

By Jamie Brassington | Oldbury | Coronavirus | Published:

Two coronavirus testing sites have been set up in Sandwell amid a surge of cases in the borough.

The mobile testing units are in operation in St Pauls Road, Smethwick, and West Bromwich Street car park, in Oldbury.

A council spokesman said the testing units have been in operation for the past few weeks.

The testing centre in Smethwick

Members of the public must book a test online before using the facilities.

It comes as public health teams in Sandwell continue to battle against a surge of cases seen in the borough.

The testing centre in Oldbury

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The testing centre in Smethwick

Sandwell's director of public health, Lisa McNally, said it was important to keep rotating the test sites around Sandwell.

She told the Express & Star: "We keep moving these around so that we can make sure people have got access all over the borough.

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"Having them in the same place is not that helpful."

The testing centre in Smethwick

To book a test, visit www.nhs.uk or call 119.

The testing centre in Smethwick
Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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