A new coronavirus Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be operating in Northamptonshire from this morning.

The centre in Daventry will allow anyone over the age of five who has symptoms to find out if they have Covid-19.

MTUs are only in one location for a few days, and this one will be open until Sunday May 31, It will have an integrated one-way system that allows people to attend either walk-in or drive-through testing.

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We’re really pleased to welcome this COVID-19 Mobile Testing Unit to Daventry this weekend, offering more local people with coronavirus symptoms the chance to access testing closer to where they live. Tests are available by appointment only to anyone over the age of five who is symptomatic – so that means a new, continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss or change in their sense of taste or smell. >

Councillor Richard Auger, Leader of Daventry District Council

Testing is by appointment only, and can be booked via the government website here.