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Key workers tested in Northallerton

Published on Thursday, 30th April 2020

mobile testing centre in Northallerton

Hundreds of key workers have been tested for coronavirus this week – at a mobile facility in Northallerton.

The MOD, Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) worked with Hambleton District Council to use land behind the authority’s Civic Centre.   The mobile – military run – testing centre saw hundreds of people come through during its three day visit.

It is the first testing site in the Hambleton district – others have been set up across North Yorkshire as part of the fight against the pandemic.

“Hambleton District Council has supported the MOD, NYCC and DHSC in facilitating this unit at the civic centre - providing space for the testing to be safely carried out,” said Council Leader, Councillor Mark Robson, who is currently working from the Civic Centre.

“As a result of this partnership work, hundreds of key workers and people prioritised for testing have been tested over the three days in Northallerton which we hope contributes to the national fight against COVID-19.  We will continue to offer support when and where required in the future.”

Cllr Robson is pictured at the Northallerton centre with Sgt Major Lynden Robinson, 4th Batallion, The Yorkshire Regiment.