York Stadium to offer symptom-free Covid tests

3 Feb 2021 @ 12.53 pm
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The York Stadium will be the next location in the city to offer symptom-free testing.

Following an agreement between City of York Council and Better York, residents will be able to get tested at the leisure centre at the Monks Cross stadium, from Monday (8 February).

You can book a rapid test if:

  • you live or work in York, and are unable to work from home during the lockdown, and come into contact with other people during the course of your work (including working in early years settings, essential retail and construction)
  • you’re aged 18 or over, and you come into contact with lots of other people as part of your work in any essential sector
  • you’re aged 18 or over, and you work with, live with, or support those most at risk from coronavirus
  • you’re a pupil of a secondary school in York, and your school has advised you to be tested
  • you’re an eligible staff member, postgraduate researcher or student at university in York.

It joins York St John University and the University of York in offering tests to residents, workers, students and staff who are eligible. Since starting testing on 14 December, we have done over 20,000 tests.

Taking a coronavirus test at a walk-through testing centre in Edinburgh. Photograph: Andrew Milligan / PA Wire

Sharon Stoltz, director of Public Health at City of York Council said: “One in three cases of coronavirus have no symptoms so it is vital cases are found early to help stop the spread.

“Whilst cases have fallen in recent weeks rates in York are still higher than we’d like. The early identification of cases and subsequent self-isolation if the test is positive is really making a difference in our fight against coronavirus.”

If you’re eligible you can book your free test here.