Coronavirus mobile testing unit heads to Northamptonshire

Children over the age of five can now get a test if they are showing signs of Covid-19
Mobile units only remain in a location for a few days and as ofThursday, May 28 itwill stay in Daventry for four days untilSunday 31 May.Mobile units only remain in a location for a few days and as ofThursday, May 28 itwill stay in Daventry for four days untilSunday 31 May.
Mobile units only remain in a location for a few days and as ofThursday, May 28 itwill stay in Daventry for four days untilSunday 31 May.

A mobile testing unit will be operating in Daventry in support of the COVID-19 National Testing Programme from tomorrow (Thursday).

Mobile units only remain in a location for a few days and as of Thursday, May 28 it will stay in Daventry for four days until Sunday 31 May.

The unit has an integrated one-way system, which will allow people with an appointment to attend for either walk-in or drive-through testing.

Councillor Richard Auger, leader of Daventry District Council said: “We’re really pleased to welcome this COVID-19 Mobile Testing Unit to Daventry this weekend, offering more local people with coronavirus symptoms the chance to access testing closer to where they live.

“Tests are available by appointment only to anyone over the age of five who is symptomatic – so that means a new, continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss or change in their sense of taste or smell.

“Once you have booked you will be given the location of the testing site and details of how to get there.”

It comes as over 200 patients at NGH have sadly died from Covid-19 with an average age of 80 and many of them had pre-existing health conditions, it has been reported today (Wednesday).

The eligibility criteria for tests have been extended to include anyone over the age of five with symptoms and essential workers will be given a priority.For tests to be effective you must be symptomatic. More on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found here. Testing is by appointment only - to book your appointment click here.READ MORE: Northamptonshire coronavirus situation 'still serious'