The move will provide increased access to testing for residents in Weymouth who may find it hard to access existing testing sites due to not having their own transport.
Director of Public Health for Dorset and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Councils, Sam Crowe, said, “The testing site at Weymouth Park and Ride has served residents well during the coronavirus pandemic but re-locating it to Swannery Car Park will make getting coronavirus tests more accessible for our residents in Weymouth.
“Identifying and isolating cases quickly is critical to controlling the spread of COVID-19. We have been working with partners to identify the best places for sites to ensure Dorset residents can access testing when they need it.
“Anyone who develops any symptoms of COVID-19 – a new, continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss or change of taste or smell – should book a test online and self-isolate with everyone in their household or support bubble whilst they wait for the result.”
All tests must be booked in advance via the national portal at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test. Residents with no internet access can phone 119. People should only book a test if they have COVID-19 symptoms: new continuous cough, high temperature, change or loss in sense of smell, change or loss in sense of taste.
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