Walk-in coronavirus testing centre to open in York tomorrow

Coronavirus testing at Heathrow Airport. Photograph: LHR Airports Limited

A walk-in coronavirus testing centre is to open at the University of York.

An email sent to students, published on the university’s website, says the new test site will open in a segregated and managed area in the Wentworth Way car park.

And it adds that the facility will open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, on an appointment-only basis from tomorrow (Thursday).

The email says the site “is part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities”.

Tests can be booked using the NHS Covid-19 App, the NHS website or by telephoning 119.