Wyre Coronavirus testing site FAQ's
Where is the coronavirus testing site in Wyre?
Currently there is only one testing site in Wyre and it is located on the Albert Street car park, Fleetwood just off the northern end of Lord Street near St Peter's Church and the clock tower. The full address is Albert Street car park, Albert Street, Fleetwood, FY7 6AH.
When will the site be set up?
The site will be set up from Friday 20 November and will be operational from Friday 27 November. We expect it to remain in place and operational for around 6 months, however this is subject to change.
Why has this location been chosen
The site has been chosen by the NHS and other partners due to the fact it is a large, open space with relatively easy access and does not suffer with any flooding issues.
Can I get tested even though I don't have any symptoms?
You can only get a free NHS test if at least one of the following applies:
- you have a high temperature
- you have a new, continuous cough
- you've lost your sense of smell or taste or it's changed
- you've been asked to by a local council
- you're taking part in a government pilot project
- you've been asked to by NHS Test & Trace?
Can I turn up without an appointment
Is the site a walk-through or drive-through testing facility?
The site is a walk-through only facility, though there will be a limited number of parking spaces available for visitors to the test centre.
I live locally to the site, can I expect any noise disruption?
Electricity generators are needed to power equipment at the site. Unfortunately, this is the only way the site can get power, and every effort has been made to ensure these are placed as far away from any residential homes as possible to minimise any disruption caused .
Testing will only take place from 8am-8pm. The site could be operational until 8:30pm to allow tests to be completed before closing. The testing site will be manned 24 hours a day with security on site.
I live locally to the site and am concerned that people with coronavirus will be in close proximity to my home?
The testing site has been chosen by the NHS and partners as it is far enough away from residential homes so that there is no increased risk to local residents from anyone visiting the site who goes on to test positive for coronavirus. People attending the site must follow government safety guidance including wearing a face mask at the site, unless they are exempt, adhering to all social distancing rules and continuing to follow self-isolation rules outside of the test site. They will also be asked to immediately leave the site following their test.
What about increased traffic around the testing site?
Whilst every effort is made to control the amount of traffic around the area, there may well be times when traffic seems heavier than usual for the area. A strict number of tests can be booked though the appointment system, limiting the traffic to be expected. We will continue to monitor the traffic implications with support from Lancashire County Council.
Where can I share some concerns I have about the running of the facility?
You can contact us via email at email@example.com , through our social media pages on Facebook or Twitter, or via telephone 01253 891000; however please be aware that currently wait times to speak to an advisor can be longer than usual.
What happens when I turn up at the site for my test?
There is lots of directional signage to help you navigate the site, as well as staff present to guide you through the process whilst you are there.
What does the test involve?
The test involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud. You can do the swab yourself (if you are aged 12 or over) or someone can do it for you. Parents or guardians have to swab test children aged 11 or under.
Do I have to live in Wyre to visit the test centre?
Although we anticipate that it will be mainly Wyre residents using the site, it will be available to our neighbouring towns and cities to access a test.
Who is in charge of the site?
The site facility is owned and run by the NHS Track and Trace Service with little involvement from the Council other than providing the car park it is set up on. You can however contact us on the above details should you have any concerns and we can contact the organisers for a response.
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