New walk-through coronavirus testing centre opens in Birmingham

A new walk-through coronavirus testing centre has opened in Birmingham.

The facility has opened for those with symptoms to book appointments at Lifford House Car Park, Stirchley.

Testing is only available for those with coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Anyone with one or more of these symptoms should book a test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.

Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout, including while travelling to and from the testing centre.

Anyone attending an appointment at a walk-through test site will be provided with guidance on getting to and from the test site safely, with additional support for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities.

Testing at the new site has started today, with appointments made available each day.

The testing centre is being operated in partnership with Serco and will offer self-administered tests.

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