A new coronavirus testing centre for NHS frontline staff has opened in Gateshead.
NHS workers could be seen queuing to use the drive-thru facility in the car park of IKEA, after it opened this morning.
Testing is for frontline health care staff - initially primary care and social care workers, on an invitation-only basis.
People who turn up without an invitation will not be tested.
An IKEA spokeswoman said:
The Gateshead store, on Pinetree Way, is the latest to host NHS test centres in its car park after the Swedish furniture giant's flagship store in Wembley was first announced on March 31.
The retailer said it was working alongside the government to identify any additional IKEA sites which could be use to help the fight against coronavirus.
The government plans to test 100,000 people per day by the end of April. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the five pillars of the plan would see a "ramping up" of testing capabilities across the UK.