Temporary coronavirus testing unit set up in Houghton - this is when you can book a test

A three-day Covid-19 testing unit has been set up in a Houghton car park.

Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 10:57 am

Swab tests at the Brinkburn Crescent car park, close to Houghton Primary Care Centre, will be carried out Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, September 8-10 from 11am to 3pm.

This is a rise of 85 cases, or 386%.

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Official Government advice on testing said: “Only get a test if you have coronavirus symptoms or have been asked to get tested. This will help make sure people who need a test can get one.

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“If you have coronavirus symptoms, you need to get a test done as soon as possible. You need to get the test done in the first five days of having symptoms.”

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.

A temporary Covid-19 testing unit has been set up in Houghton.

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