February 2

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COVID-19 testing centre to open for longer seven days a week

The Island’s COVID-19 testing centre is now open seven days a week.The centre at Newclose County Cricket Ground, Blackwater Road, Newport, will also be open for longer each day — from 8.30am until 4.30pm, including Sundays for the first time.The changes will enable more tests to be carried out as needed.People with COVID-19 symptoms who are unable to get a test slot online should call 119 and will then be advised of available appointments. Home testing kits can also be ordered online or via 119. Simon Bryant, the Island’s director of public health, said: “It remains extremely important that we all stick to the guidelines and stay at home – only leave home to purchase essential items, get a COVID-19 test, for exercise or to work if you absolutely cannot work from home.”If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, self-isolate and don’t leave home for any reason except to get a test.”


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