A new Salford-based Covid-19 testing centre has opened its doors to cater for the increasing infection rate around Greater Manchester.
The facility is located on the ground floor of Humphrey Booth House in Salford Crescent.
In addition, the opening of another test centre has presumably been the outcome of increasing infection rates amongst Salford residents.
The test centre is open from 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week.
Only people who have Covid-19 symptoms will be eligible to get tested and appointments must be booked in advance via the NHS website.
People with symptoms should not travel there by taxi or public transport and a face covering must be worn throughout, including while traveling to and from the test centre.
Anyone attending an appointment at the Covid-19 centre will be provided with guidance on getting to and from the test site safely.
The main symptoms of Covid-19 are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal