Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has welcomed the news of further expansion of coronavirus testing in Wealden, with a new test site opening in Hailsham.
Today, a new Local Test Site is expected to open to the public at the South Road Car Park (BN27 2AU) in Hailsham.
The site forms part of an expansion to open more walk-through Local Test Sites across the UK, which are easily accessible by foot or bicycle. These sites complement the regional drive-through testing network across the UK as well as home testing, both of which can be booked through the government’s online portal.
Anyone experiencing a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste should book a test at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus, by calling 119, or using the NHS Covid-19 app.
Nus Ghani said: “Accessible testing is a cornerstone of local outbreak management and it is especially important for a rural constituency such as Wealden to have easy access to Covid testing. I have urged the Health Secretary many times to ensure that Wealden has all the resources it needs to protect our communities and I am pleased that the testing capacity across the constituency continues to expand. This new testing site comes in addition to the latest walk-through centre in Crowbrorough, and it will make it easier for many people in Hailsham to access testing. The vaccine rollout in Hailsham has been a tremendous success and coupled with this new testing site, we are another step closer to beating the virus in our communities.”
You can read the coverage in Sussex Express below.