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More access to local COVID-19 testing in Knowsley

by Nicola Appleton

A further local test site will be operational in Kirkby from next week.

It will be based in the carpark at the Knowsley Community College site on Cherryfield Drive in Kirkby.

This facility, along with the one based in Huyton (opposite Huyton Library) ensures that residents who don’t have access to a car can still book a test locally as they aren’t drive-through testing sites.

For any of the testing facilities in Knowsley, you will need to book an appointment in advance if you are displaying symptoms through www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by ringing 119.

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

The site will be open from 8am until 8pm, seven days a week and it is being built on Friday, 2 October and piloted from Saturday, 3 October.

You must book an appointment in advance – tests will not be given without an appointment.

Appointments for the site will be available on the www.nhs.uk/coronavirus website or by ringing 119.

Cllr Sean Donnelly, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said:

“We have been working very closely with colleagues in the NHS in Cheshire and Merseyside and the Department for Health and Social Care to ensure that we have the most accessible testing facilities for the people of Knowsley.

 

“I am delighted that we have been able to secure an additional facility here in Knowsley so that our residents and workers will have even greater access to testing should they display any of the symptoms.”