New coronavirus testing site opens in Cannock town centre

A new coronavirus testing site has opened in Cannock town centre.

Councillor George Adamson, leader of Cannock Chase Council, outside the new test centre
Councillor George Adamson, leader of Cannock Chase Council, outside the new test centre

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms can get a free swab test at the walk-through facility at Cannock Chase Council's members car park on Beecroft Road.

Councillor Alan White, Staffordshire County Council's leader, said: "Making sure that people who have symptoms get tested as quickly as possible is key to our efforts to reducing the risk of a second peak in infections in Staffordshire.

“This new community centre means it has never been easier for people to book a test to help protect themselves, their family and their local community.”

Councillor George Adamson, leader of Cannock Chase Council, added: "I am delighted that we have been able to secure a walk-in testing centre in a central, accessible location here in Cannock.

“It is hugely important that we all do everything we can to prevent a second peak of infections to both help protect lives and our local economy, and I would urge anyone with symptoms, however mild, to book a test today.”

From today, the test centre will be open between 8am and 8pm, seven days a week.

Tests should be booked or ordered as soon as symptoms start by visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.

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