A POP-UP Covid-19 testing site is coming to Winsford this week.

Residents will be able to get a free Lateral Flow Test (LFT) from the site at the public car park in Greville Drive.

No appointment is necessary as walk-ins will be accepted.

The testing site will be open from 9.30am until 2.45pm each day from tomorrow (Monday, November 22) to Friday, November 26.

A fixed LFT testing facility is also located at the Dingle Centre in Winsford.

A Cheshire West and Chester Council spokesman said: "The current approach to testing in the borough is not part of a surge testing programme but is in response to testing where Covid-19 rates are relatively high.

"The pop-up testing units will provide a free LFT test to anyone who does not have any Covid-19 symptoms.

"This type of test is good at picking up people who have no symptoms but are infected with Covid-19 and so may be unknowingly spreading the disease.

"Government recommends that everyone tests for Covid-19 twice a week regardless of whether they have been vaccinated.

"Free home test kits are readily available at participating local pharmacies or online and are also available to collect at the pop-up testing units."

Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms should book a PCR test at: www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.