KEIGHLEY'S Covid-19 testing site has been rated as one of the best performing in the country.

The drive-through facility, which opened at Marley playing fields in mid April, has now carried out more than 10,000 tests on key workers and emergency services staff.

"It is a real achievement to reach this milestone figure so quickly and I want to thank all those staff and volunteers who have played a part in setting-up the Marley fields site and who are helping with organising and carrying out the tests," said Bradford Council leader, Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe.

“Testing for Covid-19 plays a vital role in our efforts to tackle the virus. That Marley fields has managed to test so many people locally means we have a better understanding of infection rates and can better protect frontline staff and our community.

“We have also increased our testing capacity across the district, with a testing site in Centenary Square and mobile testing units that visit different localities so testing is available on your doorstep.

“We know Covid-19 rates in Bradford are higher than in many places. Testing will help us bring rates down, but we also need everyone in our community to play their part. Please stay at home as much as you can so you don’t put your friends and family at risk. If you think you need to get tested, you can find out how to do this on our website -”