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Regional Covid-19 testing site 'close to opening'

Photo: Public Health England

A new regional coronavirus testing site is being set up for the South West in Gloucestershire.

Gloucestershire County Council have announced it will be at Hamsted Meadow in Gloucester and be up and running from Friday.

They've called it a huge step forward in managing the disease.

Sarah Scott, chair of the county’s strategic coordinating group and Director of Public Health said: “This is fantastic news. 

"Being able to test significantly more people each day is a huge step forward in managing future spread of Covid-19 in the county and beyond.

“From the start of this outbreak we have worked closely with partners across the county, regional and nationally.  It’s these strong working relationships that helped secure this centre for the county. Thank you to all involved.”

The NHS website has more information on how and when to get a test here

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