People in Liverpool are being encouraged to take part in a ground-breaking mass testing programme that is being piloted in the city.
From Friday 6 November, a number of Covid-19 test centres will begin to be rolled out across the city, and everyone who lives and works in Liverpool is encouraged to go and get tested.
The aim of this programme is to quickly identify people who have the virus and reduce transmission. This simply means asking everyone to volunteer to be tested – regardless of whether they have symptoms or not – and for those who test positive to self-isolate straight away and prevent others from getting it.
The new centres for people without symptoms will be open from 7am until 7pm each day and are available to attend with no appointment needed.
Find your nearest walk-in test centre at www.liverpool.gov.uk/masstesting or call 119 to order a home test kit.
People with symptoms should not attend one of the mass testing centres – they should book a test at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
To learn more about mass testing, how it works and why it has been introduced in Liverpool, visit www.liverpoolexpress.co.uk/covid-mass-testing-your-questions-answered.
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