Crosby Library has been confirmed as Sefton’s fifth venue for a drive-through Mobile Coronavirus Testing unit.
Monday 13 July will see the first three-day by one of the units, which provide drive-through COVID-19 tests for people with appointments. Open between around 10am and 4pm, the testing site will be in the Library parking area. Because these are drive-through sites, people being tested do not need to leave their cars.
Supported by Sefton Council, NHS Southport and Formby CCG and NHS South Sefton CCG, Mobile Coronavirus Testing units have already visited Bootle, Litherland, Maghull and Southport.
Leader of Sefton Council, Cllr Ian Maher said: “Over 5,000 people have already been able to take tests at Sefton Borough’s Mobile Units, and I’m delighted we have been able to set up this new one at Crosby Library.
“These tests, which are a vital part of the ongoing work to overcoming and preventing the spread of COVID-19 are taking place nearly every day in July and this new site will mean we now have extra capacity for the to take place.”
Tests are available for anyone but they need to have made an appointment first at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119. Essential workers still need to book through www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test-essential-workers.
Fiona Taylor, chief officer of Sefton’s two CCGs, said: “This new site in Crosby is good news and gives eligible Sefton residents more opportunities to be tested for coronavirus closer to home, particularly those who may find it difficult to travel to the regional centres in Liverpool, Haydock and Manchester and these mobile testing sites are an excellent example of how partners across health and care are working together locally to respond to Covid-19.”
esting remains vital to the ongoing work to overcome COVID-19. Around 6,000 people have already been tested so far at Sefton’s Mobile Test Sites.
Through the Government’s NHS Test and Trace service, anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted and will need to share information about their recent interactions. It is really important you follow the NHS guidance to stop the spread of coronavirus in Sefton.
As the Government restrictions decrease, Sefton’s Health bosses are reminding people of the importance of two-metre distancing, wearing face coverings on public transport and regular, thorough hand-washing.