A MOBILE testing centre for Covid-19 will be in Middlesbrough tomorrow.

The unit is being set up in the Centuria South car park at Teesside University from 10.30am until 3.30pm on Tuesday. 

The car park is behind the Camel's Hump pub and is accessed from Wilton Street.

From Wednesday to Sunday, the centre will be at the Newport Community Hub, St Paul's Road, TS1 5NQ.

People are urged to book online or by calling 119 - but anyone who arrives without a booking will be assisted to register.

The centre is operated on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care and has been deployed in response to a local increase in cases.

Middlesbrough Council and Public Health England are working together to respond to a increase in cases.

Today, the council urged diners at Manjaros restaurant in Linthorpe Road to be alert after two members of the same family tested positive for coronavirus two days after visiting it. 

Middlesbrough Council says they did not pick up the infection from Manjaros, where they visited on Monday, August 3 from 4.30pm.

The family informed Manjaros of the positive tests and the business is now assisting the council with contact tracing efforts.

Test centre operating times:

  • Tuesday, August 11: 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • Wednesday, August 12: 11am - 3pm
  • Thursday, Aug 13 - Sunday, Aug 16: 10am - 4pm

In addition, the permanent test centre at the Sainsbury's site near the Riverside Stadium is open from 8am until 8pm daily.