My fourth shift at the asymptomatic test centre

This weekend, I did my fourth shift at one of Wolverhampton’s COVID-19 test centres where I’ve been testing those without symptoms for the virus.

If you’d told me a year ago whether I thought I would be testing people for a virus, I might not have believed you.

But, I trained to do this role as I believe that it’s important to get as many people tested as possible to help break the chain of transmission and reduce the spread of the virus.

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Please remember that rapid testing is only available for people without symptoms of Covid-19 who haven’t been instructed to self-isolate by NHS Track and Trace.

They are most effective at picking up on Covid-19 infections in people who are not yet displaying symptoms.

I was working at the Civic Centre this weekend but there are other sites available in Wolverhampton.

The Civic Centre testing facility is open 8am-7pm weekdays and 10am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday for people without symptoms.

Full details of all Wolverhampton test sites can be found here: https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/…/coronavirus-testing

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