Scarborough borough is suppressing the coronavirus: Testing returns this week to Scarborough and Whitby

The mobile coronavirus testing service will be back in Scarborough and Whitby again this week as the borough continues to suppress the spread of the virus.

Monday, 10th August 2020, 11:58 am
Updated Monday, 10th August 2020, 12:02 pm

The drive-through facility will set up at the Seamer Road park and ride site in Scarborough on Wednesday.

The following day it will be at Whitby’s park and ride facility on Guisborough Road.

It has now been more than a week since the last confirmed Covid-19 case in the borough with just two total in the last six weeks.

Testing at Scarborough's park and ride

The testing sites are being organised by the Department of Health and Social Care who have warned people to not just turn up but make an appointment first.

There are two ways to do this depending on which testing group you are part of.

Anyone who is showing coronavirus symptoms should register for a test on the NHS website at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

People who don’t have access to the internet, or who have difficulty with the digital portals, can ring the new 119 service to book.

Key workers and members of their household should register for a test on the government website.

Tests can be booked at www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test-essential-workers from 8pm tomorrow night for the Scarborough site and from 8pm on Wednesday for Whitby.

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