Mobile testing site for key workers opens at Scarborough park and ride site today
A mobile testing site for key workers showing symptoms of the Covid-19 virus is to open in Scarborough today.
The Ministry of Defence and Department of Health and Social Care has announced it will be located on the park and ride site in Seamer Road.
The military-run drive-through testing will be open between 11am and 3pm.
In a joint statement, the departments said: “Eligible key workers can turn up to the drive-through site without booking.
“These tests in Scarborough are available for eligible key workers who are self-isolating because they are within the first five days of displaying symptoms of Covid-19.
“The tests are also available for key workers who are self-isolating because someone else in their household is displaying symptoms. The householder displaying the symptoms can also be tested at the site with the key worker.
“The Scarborough testing site will also be available for children of key workers, aged between 12 to 18, who are showing symptoms. These tests will be needed to be conducted by the parent (advice will be given at site).
“Eligible key workers will need to bring their work I.D. with them to verify their role and will need to attend in their own household vehicle. Those arriving without identification will not be able to undergo a test.
“The current list of eligible key workers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested.”