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More Coronavirus Test Centres Have Opened In Liverpool As Part Of City-Wide Testing

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer

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There are now a total of 17 coronavirus test centres in Liverpool.

More test centres have been rolled out across the city of Liverpool today as part of the first trial of city-wide coronavirus testing in England, which launched on Friday last week. Everyone who lives and works in Liverpool will be encouraged to go and get tested at one of the 17 coronavirus test centres.
New coronavirus test centres have now opened at Liverpool FC’s Anfield Stadium and Merseyside Caribbean Centre on Amberley Street in Toxteth. The 17 test centres will be open from 7am to 7pm and you can pre-book your time slot here – or using the NHS Covid-19 App. Liverpool residents are asked not to just walk up to a test centre.
However, these 17 test centres should only be attended by people who are not displaying symptoms. The test centres are:
  • Liverpool FC Anfield Stadium, L4 0TH
  • Merseyside Caribbean Centre, Amberley Street, Toxteth, L8 1YJ
  • Lifestyles Walton, Walton Hall Park, L4 9XP
  • Lifestyles Austin Rawlinson, Conleach Road, Speke, L24 0TR
  • Bridge Community Centre, Daneville Road, L4 9RG
  • St Stephen’s Church Hall, Belle Vale Rd, L25 2PQ
  • Aintree Baptist Church, Longmoor Lane, L9 0EH
  • Croxteth Sports Centre, Altcross Road, L11 0BS
  • St Johns Market, Liverpool city centre
  • University of Liverpool gym, Bedford Street North, L69 7ZN
  • Lifestyles Alsop Fitness Centre, 1 Walton Village, L4 6RW
  • Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Kings Dock, L3 4FP
  • Lifestyles Ellergreen, Ellergreen Road, L11 2XY
  • Lifestyles Park Road, Steble Street, L8 6QH
  • Liverpool Tennis Centre, Wellington Road, L15 4LE
  • Lifestyles Garston, Long Lane, L19 6PE
  • IM Marsh, Barkhill Road, Aigburth, L17 6BD
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Credit: Mufid Majnun, Unsplash

Anyone displaying Covid-19 symptoms can still attend any of the existing centres or a mobile testing unit which can be booked via www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.

As the first three days of mass coronavirus testing draws to a close, Liverpool City Council is thanking people who have embraced the initiative so far. Public health bosses and council leaders have thanked the people of the city, including Director of Public Health in Liverpool, Matt Ashton, who said:

“A huge thank you to everyone who turned out for the mass testing in the first three days, doing it for their families and our city.

“This has never been tried before in the UK and it could be a game-changing moment for our city.

“We very much appreciate people wanting to be involved and would like to thank them for their enthusiasm, and their patience and understanding if they encountered any issues.

“There has been a huge amount of learning so far. Close and careful analysis of what we have found so far is under way, and we will have more to say on this in the next day or so.

“If you haven’t had a test yet, please book one at gov.uk/testliverpool or by calling 119.”

To read the full FAQs about the mass testing, visit here.

[Featured Image: Liverpool City Council]

Read more: First Trial Of City-Wide Coronavirus Testing In England Begins In Liverpool