People can now get a Covid test before Christmas shopping

Shoppers are now able to get a coronavirus test before they start their Christmas shopping in Liverpool city centre.

A new pop-up test centre arrived at Liverpool ONE this month, giving shoppers the chance to get tested quickly before going about their day, whether it’s getting that last bit of Christmas shopping done, visiting a theatre or getting your hair done.

The testing site is based on Upper South John Street, opposite Zara and next to Apple and is one of five hub sites which are open every day.

Shoppers can walk in to the site at any time, with no booking required, for a quick test.

The hub is for those without Covid symptoms.

Matthew Ashton, Liverpool’s director of Public Health, said: “We are asking people without symptoms to continue using the remaining centres to get tested and build it in to their routine before they do things such as going shopping, visiting the theatre, a football match, the hairdressers, the cinema, a night out and so on.

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“The more people who get tested, the more chance we have of continuing the decline in positive cases we have seen in recent weeks, and getting life going again in the city up to Christmas and beyond.”

You find out which test centres are open in Liverpool each day here .

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