A drive-through coronavirus testing facility is to open at Humber Bridge car park in Hull as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to increase testing for thousands more NHS and other key workers.
The site sits alongside an expanding network of testing sites being set up around the UK, and is operating on an appointment-only basis for NHS staff and other key workers. The facility will be piloted for its first few days of operation.
This network aims to provide thousands more PCR swab tests - which are used to identify if you currently have the virus - for critical key workers, starting with NHS front line staff. This means those who test negative for coronavirus can return to work as soon as possible, and those who test positive are able to recover.
Health Minister Lord Bethell said:
Chair of the Humber Local Resilience Forum Chris Blacksell said:
The Government says it's also working on setting up a home-testing service for critical key workers, which will help to deliver on their aim of carrying out 100,000 tests a day across the UK by the end of the month.