A NEW walk-through Covid testing facility has opened in Keighley today.

The site, at Victoria Hall, is only for those with coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, new continuous cough, or a loss of/change to your sense of smell or taste.

Anyone with one or more of the symptoms can get a test at the site, or by booking via nhs.uk/coronavirus or 119.

Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practicing good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout.

The site is part of the largest network of diagnostic testing facilities created in British history, which has been massively expanded with the introduction of free, twice-weekly rapid tests for everyone in England. Rapid testing detects cases quickly, meaning positive cases can isolate immediately.

Anyone testing positive for the virus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace to help them trace their contacts.

The testing centre is being operated in partnership with G4S and will offer self-administered tests.