A MOBILE coronavirus testing unit will be operating in Warrington from Sunday.

The unit, which will be available  by appointment only, will run until Tuesday.

Anyone over five who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus – a new, continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of normal taste or small – can apply online to get tested.

It is the second time the unit has been in Warrington.

Anyone who attempts to turn up at the testing facility without an appointment will be turned away. This is a drive through, self-testing centre and people will need to drive in their own vehicle, or in a vehicle driven by a someone in their household.

Those showing symptoms of coronavirus can ask for a test through the NHS website. Essential workers, and members of their household, can apply for priority testing through the gov.uk website.

Leader of the council, Cllr Russ Bowden, said: “The mobile testing unit is a good example of how partners across health and social care are working together locally to respond to Covid-19 and I’m pleased the testing unit is returning to Warrington. Providing access to testing is crucial - it will ensure we have a healthy, resilient workforce to support our patients and communities”.

A timeslot and the location of the mobile unit will be provided upon booking. Instructions on how to take the test, including how and when people will receive their results, will be provided when they take their test.

People without a booking will be turned away - without exception.