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Pop-up testing sites confirmed for October

by Guy Murphy

Additional pop-up testing sites will be taking place every week from Tuesday – Saturday in October to engage residents in regular COVID-19 testing.

Residents will also be able to pick up home testing kits from the pop-up sites and access help and support from the Covid-19 Mobile Response Team.

Testing regularly (at least twice a week) for COVID-19 helps reduce the risk of transmission through asymptomatic cases. Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not suffer any symptoms meaning that they could unknowingly spread the virus.

The team will be available from 10am-3pm at the following locations:

Tuesday – Halewood Woolton Views

Wednesday – Community Pavillion Stockbridge Village

Thursday – Prescot Cables Retail Park

Friday – Derby Arms – Knowsley Village

Saturday – Kirkby Train Station

Cllr Christine Bannon, Cabinet Member for Health, said: “The Knowsley Council community testing team are doing fantastic work engaging our residents and promoting the importance of regular COVID-19 testing.

“As we enter the colder months, with coughs and colds becoming more prevalent, it is vital that we all test for COVID-19 to ensure we are not unknowingly spreading the virus.

“I would urge residents who need testing kits or want to know more to pop by the stand when it is in their area.”

For more information on testing visit https://www.knowsleynews.co.uk/reminder-about-when-and-where-to-get-tested/