From tomorrow (Saturday 15 August), Mountford Lane car park in Bilston will open daily between 8am to 8pm for people with coronavirus symptoms.
The new site is part of ongoing plans by City of Wolverhampton Council to increase the number of people getting tested while making it more accessible for residents.
It follows the opening of Showell Road, off Stafford Road, and Whitmore Reans Health Centre as other walk in testing sites.
Councillor Linda Leach, City of Wolverhampton’s cabinet member for Adults, welcomed the opening of the Bilston testing centre.
“As cabinet member for Adults I want to encourage people of all ages, including the vulnerable, to get tested if they have any symptoms,” she said.
“Mountford Lane car park is a convenient location in Bilston for local people to get tested. We want to boost the number of people getting tests across the city and the new site will help us do that.”
Testing is available free of charge to anyone who has symptoms of Covid-19, no matter how mild. These include a fever, a new, continuous cough and loss or change to a person’s sense of taste and smell.
People with symptoms who would like to book a test can do so by visiting Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Anyone who tests positive for Covid-19 will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will be asked to share information about people that have been close contacts recently.
The latest information and guidance around coronavirus is available at GOV.UK and on the council’s own coronavirus pages at Coronavirus advice and information. There’s lots of advice on how people can protect themselves and their families from coronavirus from the NHS at Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The council’s Stay Safe, Be Kind campaign offers clear and simple advice about how people can help themselves, and how they can support others who may be particularly vulnerable at this time. For more information, please visit Stay Safe, Be Kind.