A NEW walk-through Covid testing facility has opened in Stockton.

The test centre is at Thompson Street East Car Park.

Testing at this site is available for those with symptoms – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Testing is also available for those asked to get a test, which could be by NHS Test and Trace if they’re a close contact of a positive case or a clinician. Instead of self-isolating, those who are fully vaccinated identified as close contacts are advised to get a PCR test.

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The new site is situated so it is easily accessible without a car. Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practicing good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering.

Testing at the new site will started yesterday (Friday) with appointments made available each day.

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