People in Liverpool are being encouraged to take part in a ground-breaking mass testing programme that is being piloted in the city.
From Friday 6 November, a number of Covid-19 test centres will begin to be rolled out across the city, and everyone who lives and works in Liverpool is encouraged to go and get tested.
The aim of this programme is to quickly identify people who have the virus and reduce transmission. This simply means asking everyone to volunteer to be tested – regardless of whether they have symptoms or not – and for those who test positive to self-isolate straight away and prevent others from getting it.
The new centres for people without symptoms will be open from 7am until 7pm each day at the following locations:
- Aintree Baptist Church, Longmoor Lane, L9 0EH
- Alder Sports and Social Club, Alder Rd, L12 2AY
- Bridge Community Centre, Daneville Road, L4 9RG
- Croxteth Sports Centre, Altcross Road, L11 0BS
- Deysbrook Village Community Centre, Deysbrook Way, West Derby, L12 4XF
- Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Kings Dock, L3 4FP
- Greenbank Sports Academy, Greenbank Lane, L17 1AG
- Lifestyles Alsop Fitness Centre, 1 Walton Village, L4 6RW
- Lifestyles Austin Rawlinson, Conleach Road, Speke, L24 0TR
- Lifestyles Ellergreen, Ellergreen Road, L11 2XY
- Liverpool FC Anfield Stadium, L4 0TH
- Lifestyles Garston, Long Lane, L19 6PE
- Lifestyles Park Road, Steble Street, L8 6QH
- Lifestyles Walton, Walton Hall Park, L4 9XP
- Liverpool Hope University Sports Centre, Hope Park, Taggart Avenue, L169JD
- Liverpool Tennis Centre, Wellington Road, L15 4LE
- LJMU IM Marsh Sports Centre, Holmefield Road, L19 3PE
- Merseyside Caribbean Centre, Amberley Street, Toxteth, L8 1YJ
- St Stephen’s Church Hall, Belle Vale Rd, L25 2PQ
- St Johns Market, Liverpool city centre
- University of Liverpool gym, Bedford Street North, L69 7ZN
You can walk into one of these testing centres without an appointment, although people are being asked to book a test in advance where possible at www.gov.uk/testliverpool, through the NHS Covid-19 app or by calling 119.There is also a live map which shows how busy each mass testing centre is so you can check before showing up: https://liverpool.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/. Please note that there may be queues at these locations.
People with symptoms should not attend one of the mass testing centres – they should book a test at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119 and arrange a test at one of the mobile testing units in the city.
From Tuesday 11 November, the first phase of mass testing in secondary schools will be underway for those children whose parents have given consent. Parents and carers of primary school-aged children (under 11s) are being invited to take their children to mass testing centres.
More centres will be opened in the coming days and it is expected that the initial programme will last for around two weeks, with a view to it being extended.
To learn more about mass testing, how it works and why it has been introduced in Liverpool, visit www.liverpoolexpress.co.uk/covid-mass-testing-your-questions-answered.
Content provided by NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). For more information, please visit www.liverpoolccg.nhs.uk.
Published on Fri, 06 Nov 2020 12:29:14 GMT
Modified on Thu, 12 Nov 2020 13:01:45 GMT