New coronavirus test centre opens in Redcar

Lateral Flow Test Credit: PA

A new coronavirus test centre has opened its doors in Redcar for those not showing symptoms of the virus.

Lateral flow testing is available for anyone aged 18 or over at the Golden Boy Green Community Centre in South Bank.

The lateral flow tests produce results in around 30 minutes. Results are sent by text message or email.

When is the South Bank site open?

  • Mondays - 8am to 12pm

  • Wednesdays - 8am to 12pm

  • Thursdays - 4pm to 8pm

  • Fridays - 8am to 12pm

Testing sites at Redcar Leisure Centre and Loftus Youth Centre will continue with revised hours to meet demand.

Redcar Leisure Centre

  • Mondays - 8am to 1pm

  • Tuesdays - 1.30pm to 6.30pm

  • Wednesdays - 8am to 1pm

  • Thursdays - 1.30pm to 6.30pm

  • Fridays - 8am to 1pm

Loftus Youth Centre

  • Mondays - 8am to 12pm

  • Tuesdays - 8am to 12pm

  • Thursdays - 2pm to 6pm

  • Saturdays - 9am to 1pm

The testing will be supported by trained staff and the lateral flow tests will allow residents to test themselves before the results are analysed on-site. The results are usually available within 30 minutes.

What are the coronavirus symptoms?   

  • A new, continuous cough

  • A high temperature

  • A loss of, or change, in your sense of smell or taste

Councillor Steve Kay, Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Welfare at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: "Expanding our testing capacity into South Bank will allow more of our asymptomatic residents and key workers to get themselves tested which protects their loved ones and the vulnerable in our communities."