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Local testing offer trialled in Shevington Ward

by Lisa Bennett

Residents in Shevington will be able to access PCR testing on Friday 11 June as part of trial to look at new ways of providing testing to residents.

The Mobile Testing Unit will offer COVID-19 testing to residents who are displaying symptoms or been in close contact with someone with symptoms or who has already tested positive.

Symptoms include a high temperature, new or persistent cough or a loss of taste or smell.

Booking an appointment

Appointments are required and they can be booked through www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by ringing 119.  Other PCR testing sites are also available in the Borough (Huyton, Kirkby and Stockbridge Village) and appointments at  those sites can be booked through the same link.

Test results are normally returned in around 24 hours.

The Mobile Testing Unit will be located at St Andrew’s Church / The Star Children’s Centre on Shevington Lane between 10am and 3pm on Friday 11 June.

Residents are asked to remember to wear a mask when attending the Mobile Testing Unit and to ensure they keep a safe distance from those not in their household.

In addition, residents should return home and stay at home until their test result is confirmed.

With restrictions being eased, opportunities for more social interactions and variants of concern in circulation, it’s really important that anyone with symptoms or who has had a positive test with a lateral flow / home testing kit, are tested. Importantly, if the PCR test is positive, they can self-isolate and stop passing on the virus to others.