COVID-19 testing available in Sandwell over Christmas and New Year

Anyone in Sandwell with symptoms of COVID-19 over Christmas and New Year is urged to continue to get tested.

All local COVID-19 testing sites and the regional testing site in Sandwell will operate as normal throughout the Christmas period, except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, when they will be open for a shorter length of time.
Getting tested is one of the main ways to keep you, your family and friends safe from spreading COVID-19 if you have symptoms. You may also need to get tested if you are told to by NHS Test and Trace.
Testing sites in Sandwell will be open:
• Tuesday, 21 December: 8am-6pm
• Wednesday, 22 December: 8am-6pm
• Thursday, 23 December: 8am-6pm
• Friday, Christmas Eve: 8am-6pm
• Saturday, Christmas Day: 10am-2pm
• Sunday, Boxing Day: 10am-2pm
• Monday, 27 December: 8am-6pm
• Tuesday, 28 December: 8am-6pm
• Wednesday, 29 December: 8am-6pm
• Thursday, 30 December: 8am-6pm
• Friday, New Year’s Eve: 8am-6pm
• Saturday, New Year’s Day: 10am-2pm.
Tests at local COVID-19 testing sites and the regional testing site are by appointment only. To book a test visit or call 119. Dr Lisa McNally, Sandwell’s director of public health, said:

“Throughout the pandemic the people of Sandwell have wholeheartedly supported efforts to protect our communities from the effects of the virus. Getting tested is an important aspect of these public health measures, especially at a time when we may be meeting and mixing with people.
“I would encourage everyone to take regular lateral flow tests and – if they develop symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has developed COVID-19 – to book a test at a testing centre and self-isolate.”


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