Trafford residents experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 will have the option of getting a test at Mobile Testing Units in place throughout August.
The unit, which is located at Trafford House car park in Stretford, is in addition to the existing options of getting a test at Manchester Airport or the Etihad Stadium or ordering a testing kit to be delivered to your home address.
Mobile Testing Units will give anyone who has Covid symptoms the opportunity to get tested without having to travel as far as they normally would have to. Symptoms include at least one of a new cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change in sense of taste or smell.
Tests must be booked in advance, and can be made either through the national booking site or by calling 119. A limited number of slots will be available to walk in to the site, but this should only be used if you don’t have access to a car (and must still be booked in advance).
A Mobile Testing Unit in Trafford will be available at the Trafford House Car Park in Stretford (next to The Bishop Blaize pub) on the following dates:
- 18 August
- 20 to 21 August
- 24 to 28 August
- 31 August to 4 September
- 7 to 11 september
- 14 to 18 September
- 21 to 25 September
- 28 September to 2 October
As this is a fast moving situation, Mobile Testing Unit locations may change at short notice; if so these will be updated on the Trafford Directory.
Cllr Jane Slater, Trafford’s Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Equalities said:
“After the recent spike in cases in Trafford, we are pleased to have confirmation that Covid-19 Mobile Testing Units will be available to residents over the coming weeks to help make testing for the virus easy and accessible. To reduce your risk of infection, please follow Public Health England advice by washing your hands regularly, follow social distancing measures, wearing a face covering if you can and self-isolating if you have symptoms.”
Eleanor Roaf, Trafford Council’s Director of Public Health added:
“We all want to see the current restrictions lifted as soon as possible, and testing followed by tracing contacts is one of the key tools we have to keep on top of the virus and stop its spread. We would urge anyone with symptoms to get a test and if they test positive to self isolate for 10 days and to provide all the contact details required.”
Posted on Tuesday 11th August 2020