A new Covid testing centre opened today at St William’s College in York (Friday).
The site will offer in-person coronavirus testing seven days a week. Located next to College Green at the east of York Minster, the site is open to residents and visitors.
Residents and people working in city centre businesses will not require a prior appointment – but must stay at home and book a test through the NHS if they have Covid symptoms.
Regular symptomless testing is a key part of ensuring York’s recovery from the Covid pandemic.
The council is still urging residents, workers and those visiting the city to get themselves tested twice a week and record the result online.
The St William’s College site complements the testing centres already operating around the city:
- Acomb Explore Library
- Foxwood Community Centre
- University of York
- York St John University
- York Stadium Leisure Complex.
However, unlike these sites, the St William’s College site will not be offering home testing kits for collection.
Keith Aspden, leader of City of York Council: “This is another wonderful example of our partners across the city working to deliver for the people of York. This new testing site will give residents and visitors alike more flexibility in where, when and how they get their Covid tests.”
Maggie McLean, Canon Missioner at York Minster said: “St William’s College is a much-loved landmark in the city centre.
“Everyone at York Minster is delighted that the building will make an important contribution to the city’s public health effort to keep infection rates under control.”