A major new testing programme has been launched for residents in Leeds in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19.
Around one in three people with COVID-19 have no symptoms and will spread it without realising.
Now, to stop this risk by finding new cases, Leeds City Council is offering a number of options across the city for residents to take part in community testing.
The new community testing centres are:
City Centre Community Hub, Woodhouse Lane, LS2 8LX
Armley Community Hub & Library, 2 Stocks Hill, Armley, LS12 1UQ
Deacon House Centre, Seacroft Avenue, Leeds, LS14 6JD
Dewsbury Road Community Hub & Library, 190 Dewsbury Road, LS11 6PF
Halton Library, 273 Selby Road, LS15 7JR; The Compton Centre Community Hub & Library, Harehills Lane, Harehills, LS9 7BG
The Reginald Centre, Chapeltown Road, Leeds, LS7 3EX.
Opening hours 10am to 4pm Mon to Fri and 10am to 1pm Saturday except City Centre Community Hub which doesn’t open Saturdays.
These are in addition to the existing community testing options we have previously told you about and which are as follows:
A home ordering service – https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests.
Collection at a local test site during specific test collection time windows – https://www.gov.uk/find-covid-19-lateral-flow-test-site.
Pharmacies offering home test collection – https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/.
Testing on-site at Leeds Beckett University – City Campus LS1 3HE (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 2pm) Headingley Campus LS6 3QS (Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm).
Residents should have two tests during a week-long period. Please note this community testing is only for people with NO SYMPTOMS. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should self-isolate and book a test.
Public health leaders in the city hope as many residents as possible will take part in the new initiative to protect both themselves and others.