Wednesday, October 21, 2020

New COVID testing to open in Grimsby

A new COVID-19 testing site is set to open in Grimsby as part of a rollout of a national network of diagnostic testing facilities.

The site, expected to be available in early October, will be situated on Duchess Street Car Park in Grimsby.

Although this site has been in use for some of the COVID-19 mobile testing unit since June. Once the local testing site is established, testing should be available every day.

The site was chosen following discussions with Deloitte who have been commissioned by the Government to establish these sites in areas of the country where access to regional testing centres, such as the one at the Humber Bridge, can be difficult for residents who don’t have access to vehicles.

The decision to establish the site has been agreed by the Council and the site is expected to be up and running in October. It’s expected to help people who would find it easier to access Grimsby than to access others such as the Humber Bridge or Lincoln.

“Everyone in North East Lincolnshire has played their part in tackling COVID and this news is further evidence of us all working together to ensure local people are safe,” said North east Lincolnshire Council Leader Philip Jackson.

“I’m sure our residents will be pleased to know they’ll have somewhere local to go and be tested if necessary.

“But while people with symptoms absolutely must come forward to get a test to help us stop the spread of the virus, it’s also important that as we manage this period of high demand, if you don’t have symptoms, and have not specifically been advised to take a test, then please don’t come forward for one because they could be taking a test away from someone who really needs it.”

It’s expected the site survey will take place at the end of this month, prior to construction on October 1st and a pilot exercise on October 2nd before the station is fully operational.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 pandemic having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £27.55 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.

Advertisment








Latest posts

Work to restore ‘historic heart of Gainsborough’ makes progress

Work has begun this year to restore the ‘historic heart of Gainsborough’ thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Last year, West...

Peer Networks programme encourages Lincs businesses help each other grow

The Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub has announced its new Peer Networks programme for small-to-medium-sized businesses. The national scheme, delivered locally by the Growth Hub, aims...

Hospice launches #weneedyou Christmas Care Appeal

A North Lincolnshire charity-run hospice is appealing to local people for support over the festive period after facing a difficult year raising funds during...

Lincoln company behind events platform secures £400k

A Lincoln company whose events software platform is used by organisers of international sports competitions has raised £400,000 to support its further growth. Iventis has...

Only buy fireworks suitable for gardens & neighbourhoods, residents urged

With fireworks going on sale to the public this week, residents are being asked to check that they only buy products that are suitable...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close