Kidderminster Library to become a new rapid test site

Kidderminster Library will take over as the new site for rapid Covid testing in Wyre Forest.

The last day of testing at Wyre Forest House, the home of Wyre Forest District Council is Wednesday.

People over the age of 18 will be able to access a free rapid Covid test at the new testing site, Kidderminster Library, Market Street, from April 6.

Rapid Covid testing is only suitable for people without symptoms. If you have symptoms of Covid-19 (a new, continuous cough, a high temperature, and a loss or change in your sense of taste or smell) book a test here: gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

The library will also become a collection point for home testing kits.

The new site will run alongside the existing testing site in the town, for people with Covid symptoms, at Aggborough, the home of Kidderminster Harriers, which provides testing for people with symptoms of Covid-19.

Ian Miller, chief executive at Wyre Forest District Council said: “We are delighted that we have been able to use our offices at Wyre Forest House as a test centre in the fight against Coronavirus. It has been a great service for all of our residents, and we were happy to be able to support our partners at Worcestershire County Council and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in offering this facility.”

Elizabeth Altay, Public Health Consultant at Worcestershire County Council said: “We would like to extend a big thank you to our partners at Wyre Forest District Council for their support over the past year. The move to Kidderminster Library is an important one and supports the next phase in the rapid testing strategy which is to provide more local sites which are easier and more convenient for people to pop in to and get a test or collect their home testing kits.”

All appointments can be booked using this online booking link worcestershire.gov.uk/LateralFlowTesting

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