Extra Covid-19 testing sites set up in Ashton

COVID-19 testing will be available at three sites in Ashton over the next two weeks.If you believe you have any coronavirus symptoms it’s vitally important you take advantage of the opportunity to be checked. The sessions (all 10.30am to 3.30pm) are:

Monday, August 10 and Tuesday, August 11:  Ashton Central Mosque, Botany Lane entrance, OL6 9PG.

Monday, August 17 to Wednesday, August 19: Curzon Ashton AFC, Tameside Stadium, Richmond Street, Ashton, OL7 9HG.

To book a test visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119. For morning appointments please check the booking website for availability after 5.30pm the day before, and for afternoon appointments please check the booking website from 9.30am the same day.

Tameside Council’s director of population health, Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, said: “I would strongly urge anyone with covid symptoms to get themselves tested. It’s a fast and simple process and the staff, who are friendly and supportive, will guide you through everything. There’s absolutely nothing to worry about.

“Testing is the key to protecting ourselves and others. If we work together we can stop the virus from spreading. The sooner we do this, the sooner it will be possible to ease restrictions, which is what we all want to achieve.”

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