By KLTV Newsdesk –
Another round of one-day mobile collection points for Covid-19 Rapid Lateral Flow Tests are being set up in Kirklees for the coming week.
The mobile units are currently being piloted on a daily basis across Kirklees, and are primarily aimed at those who are unable to get a test by other means.
This week, the collection points will be available in the following areas: Scissett, Gomersal, Salendine Nook, Dewsbury, and Roberttown.
The bank holiday means the first collection point will be open on Tuesday.
Anyone over 18 can collect two packs of home testing kits (containing seven tests each) – the times, dates and locations are in the below table.
As with previous collection points, the tests are available to collect with no booking necessary.
The tests come with instructions on how to use the tests and how frequently they should be taken.
For those who need help, council staff will be on-site to assist where needed.
Mobile collection site timetable
|Tuesday 1 June
|8:00am – 17:00pm||Scissett||Scissett Baths and Fitness Centre||Wakefield Road
|Wednesday 2 June
|8:00am – 17:00pm||Gomersal||Gomersal Public Hall||Oxford Rd
|Thursday 3 June
|8:00am – 17:00pm||Salendine Nook||Salendine Nook Shopping Centre||144 Moor Hill
|Friday 4 June
Regular test and collect
9:00am – 16:00
|Dewsbury||Dewsbury Sainsbury’s||Railway Street
|Friday 4 June
|8:00am – 17:00pm||Roberttown||Sainsbury’s local and Greggs||Fountain Court
In addition to the collection points, Kirklees now has enhanced testing which means that everyone in Kirklees can access a PCR test.
Following the Government’s announcement last week that Kirklees will start enhanced testing, the council announced new plans to increase testing and offer vaccines in the regions with the highest infection rates.
Three new mobile testing units have also been set-up to offer people in Savile Town, Thornhill Lees, Honley and Batley asymptomatic PCR tests between 10 am – 4 pm.
- Savile Town at Taleem Training and Community Centre, Orchard Street
- Honley Community Centre, Stony Lane, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6DY
- Wards Hill Car Park, Wellington Street, Batley, WF17 5HR.
Anyone who lives or works in Kirklees can also get an asymptomatic PCR test at the following regular sites between 8 am – 8 pm.
- Dewsbury: Dewsbury Railway Station Car Park, Dewsbury, WF13 1HF
- Huddersfield: Percy Shaw House, also known as Queen Street Studios, Queen Street South, Huddersfield, HD1 3BB.
- Ravensthorpe: Ravensthorpe KNH (Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing), Queen Street, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury WF13 3BT