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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

New walk-through COVID-19 testing facility to open in Ludlow

A new walk-through COVID-19 testing facility for those with symptoms is to open in Ludlow this Thursday.

The site at Smithfield Car Park in Ludlow will be open from 8am until 8pm seven days a week and is situated where it is easily accessible without a car.

Those who do travel by car are being encouraged to park in the Galdeford Car Park and walk to the site.

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Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout, including while travelling to and from the centre.

Testing is available for anyone who has one of the main of COVID-19 symptoms, such as a high temperature, a new cough, or a change in sense of taste or smell.

People are also being encouraged to consider getting tested as a precaution if they have any of the following less common symptoms:

– Shortness of breath
– Headaches
– Aches and pains
– Feeling very tired for no good reason
– Sore throat
– Runny nose
– Sneezing
– Sometimes ‘tummy ache’ in children.

Tests can be booked online at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119. People can use the option of “my council has asked me to book a test” if they have the less common symptoms. All appointments must be pre-booked.

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