Test centre comes to Narborough

A temporary Covid-19 walk-in test centre will be set up on the Visitors Car Park at Blaby District Council’s Offices on Desford Road in Narborough.

The site will be managed by Department of Health and Social Care and their contractors, and will remain in place for six months, although this may be extended depending on local testing need.

The walk-in test centre will operate from 8am-8pm seven days a week and offer vital testing capacity locally. As tests are offered by appointment only, the number of people on the site at any one time is always limited.

Work will begin on site in the next few days and the test centre is expected to be up and running on Friday 20 November.

Council Leader Councillor Terry Richardson said: “This new walk-in centre will make it even easier for anyone who thinks they have coronavirus symptoms to get a test done locally, avoiding the need to travel large distances.

“We’re pleased an appointment-only, walk-in test centre on the site of Blaby District Council offices is being set up. Testing is a vital part of helping to get this virus under control and making sure we’re protecting the people we know and love.”

Anyone with symptoms of coronavirus should visit nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119 to book a test.