A temporary COVID-19 mobile testing unit, which has been based at Odd Down Park & Ride in Bath, is set to continue operating for a third week.
The mobile testing unit (MTU) will continue operating within a secure section of the site from Monday 6th July to Friday 10th July, and will mean many people will not have to travel to Bristol Airport to get a test.
Only residents who are experiencing symptoms of the virus are urged to book themselves in for a coronavirus test at the unit.
Councillor Rob Appleyard, cabinet member for Adult Services, Safeguarding and Public Health, said: “With the further easing of the lockdown starting this weekend and the potential to see an increase in cases it is reassuring to know the unit will be in Bath for a third week.
“Please remember you can only drive to the unit.”
The MTU is part of the COVID-19 National Testing Programme, and is able to carry out up to 400 tests per day.
It is being operated by military personnel and is available for people with symptoms who have pre-booked appointments only.
Appointments can be made through https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested or people without internet access can dial 119.
Council staff will be on-site to direct those visiting the MTU to ensure the safety of all users of the site.
You can ask for a test:
- For yourself, if you have coronavirus symptoms now (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
- For someone you live with, if they have coronavirus symptoms
- For a child who lives with you if they have coronavirus symptoms, whatever their age.
People with symptoms are being advised to self-isolate at home. No one in the household should leave home if any one person has symptoms.
Tests at the mobile testing unit are subject to availability and if all appointments in Bath are booked, the alternative testing site at Bristol Airport will be offered.