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Hackney Covid testing sites now open to walk-ins

PUBLISHED: 11:49 11 September 2020 | UPDATED: 11:49 11 September 2020

Hackney coronavirus testing centres are now open to walk-ins. Picture: PA/Andrew Milligan

Hackney coronavirus testing centres are now open to walk-ins. Picture: PA/Andrew Milligan

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Coronavirus testing sites in Hackney are now accepting walk-ins.

The announcement comes after locals found it difficult to book tests online, and public health director Dr Sandra Husbands warned “errors” in the system were sending residents far afield.

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Others were falsely told no bookings or home test kits were available.

Locals are advised that if they are unable to book a coronavirus test online or by calling 119, they can visit one of the local government-run testing sites in Hackney without booking an appointment.

There are two testing sites in Hackney - in Dalston’s Bentley Road car park from 8am to 8pm seven days a week; and in Yesodey Hatorah School on Egerton Road, open September 13, 27, 29, 30 and October 1, 18 and 25 from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

For more information, visit https://news.hackney.gov.uk/coronavirus-test-sites-in-hackney/

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