Over 23,000 people tested so far in Liverpool pilot

Tue, November 10th, 2020

Since asymptomatic testing went live at six centres on Friday, 23,170 people...

 

Since asymptomatic testing went live at six centres on Friday, 23,170 people have been tested up to 3pm on Monday 9th November with 154 people (0.7 per cent) testing positive for Covid-19.

A further ten centres were opened on Saturday and two more today, bringing the number of Liverpool pilot testing centres for people without symptoms to 18, with more to open during the coming days.

These centres are running alongside the mobile testing units already operating in the city for people with Covid-19 symptoms.

Learning from the pilot is already improving the customer journey with longer-than-expected waiting times on Friday now improved thanks to new measures including an online map that lets people see which sites are busy.

The gov.uk booking form is also being improved after feedback from the public.

The pilot has already been expanded to include children under 11 as well offering 11-18-year-olds the chance to be tested in 12 secondary schools and one special school with parental consent.

To find out more about Liverpool’s mass-testing pilot please see these regularly updated frequently asked questions.

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