A MOBILE coronavirus testing site returns to Warrington next month.

Anyone aged five or over with symptoms can book a test online for the site from Monday, July 6.

The mobile testing was previously in place in early May and June for a few days,

Now the unit has been deployed to Warrington, and will be continuously available in either Halton or Warrington from July 6, for the foreseeable future, health bosses say.

A spokesman said: "As usual, the MTU will operate by appointment only. 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.

"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."

The confirmed MTU schedule for July is:

• July 6 to 8: Warrington

• July 9 to 11: Halton

• July 12 to 14: Warrington

• July 15 to 17: Halton

• July 18 to 20: Warrington

• July 21 to 23: Halton

• July 24 to 26: Warrington

• July 27 to 29: Halton

• July 30 and 31: Warrington

Further updates and schedules for the MTU in Warrington and Halton will be available at warrington.gov.uk/test-and-trace