Stafford virus test centre is open for a second week

A pilot coronavirus test centre in Stafford is set to open its doors for the second week in a row this week – in a bid to get more people tested.

Residents must try the Government system first before booking through the council-led pilot scheme in Fenton, Burton or Stafford.

People must live in Staffordshire or Stoke-on-Trent to attend, with tests bookable 48 hours in advance and only 100 available each day.

Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s leader, said: "We want to ensure as many people as possible who need a test in the city and county get one and we are working with the Government to actively find ways to increase availability of testing for local people with symptoms.

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"I would also remind people that slots are very limited, so please don’t book a test unless you really need one."

Tests will be carried out at the Kingston Centre, Fairway, Stafford, with the centre open between 9.30am to 2pm.

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