COVID-19 Keyworker Testing Facility opens in Torquay


The new mobile key worker testing facility in Torquay is now open and there are some slots available today, Sunday 26th April for keyworkers in the Bay.

If you are a key worker, and you or anyone in your household is displaying COVID symptoms (please check here and would like to be tested, please can you email and provide the following details: Name, mobile number and who you work for and you will be contacted regarding an appointment.

The facility is based at the coach station car park in Lymington Road, Torquay, TQ1 4BD, and you will have to provide photo ID.

The mobile testing centre is a drive-through facility and you will therefore need to be in a vehicle.

Leader of Torbay Council, Cllr Steve Darling, said: “I am delighted that our essential workers in the Bay now have this easily accessible and essential testing service right on our doorstep. We have been working extremely hard over the last few weeks with partners to secure this facility which I believe will play a critical role in our recovery. We appreciate the efforts being made to tackle this virus and ask you continue to follow the government guidance.”

Current government guidance:
– Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
– If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
– Wash your hands as soon as you get home
– Do not meet others, even friends or family

Remember, you can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Car park closure – In order for testing to take place the coach station car park is closed to cars and pedestrians. Torbay Council have asked people for their understanding while the temporary facility is in place.

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