A NEW coronavirus testing site has opened up in Trafford.

The site, in Trafford Park, aims to make testing accessible to even more people across the borough.

Public Health England opened the site near Trafford Park due to the numbers of people who work there.

The authority also wanted a site to be available for residents living in the north of the borough.

The new walk-in testing site is stationed in the car park off Eleventh Street in Trafford Park, close to the Village Metrolink stop. The full postcode is M18 1JF.

Full security will be available on the site and people will be given very clear instructions when it comes to the safety process to follow (where to stand, ensuring you have a mask, etc).

Most people only attend the site for about 20 minutes.

It is free to get a test. You can book onto this site, as with all sites, either online or by calling 119.

You can then either walk up to the site if you are based close by, or drive

near to the site and park up locally.

The Trafford Park site will be available for testing seven days a week between 8am and 8pm.

A PHE spokesperson said: “You should book a test if you have symptoms; a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss/change in your normal sense of smell/taste.

“If you can’t access this site, other sites are available that allow you to drive through or you can also order a test directly to your home (again, online or by calling 119). Stay safe and remember that if you have symptoms you should self-isolate and get tested.”

To access this new site for a test (or any of the other testing sites across Trafford) you will need to book in advance.