A WALK-IN coronavirus test facility has opened at Oxford Brookes University, as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for communities.

The test facility will be in the Fuller Building Restaurant in Oxford Brookes.

The free swab test takes less than a minute and is available to anyone with coronavirus symptoms, however mild.

Testing is available for everyone, with additional support for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities.

Tests should be booked or ordered as soon as symptoms begin at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119 and you can expect your result the next day.

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The test site is accessible without a car; however, those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising 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, including 72 drive-through sites, 64 walk-through sites, 236 mobile units, home testing and satellite kits and five laboratories.

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

Health Minister Lord Bethell said: “Testing is proving an effective way to contain the virus so we are scaling testing capacity and walk-through centres to make it even easier for everyone to get a free coronavirus test.

“Our NHS Test and Trace service will contact you if you test positive or if you have been in close contact with someone who has the virus. I urge anyone with symptoms to book a test today, and anyone contacted by NHS Test and Trace to follow their advice to protect those around them from the virus.”