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Major Bradford Covid-19 testing site to close this weekend

Covid-19 test centres in Bradford are winding down operations with the last due to close at the end of March.

A major Covid-19 testing site in Bradford is to close its doors for the last time this weekend.

The Covid-19 test centre located at Centenary Square, Bradford will be closed from Sunday 20 March with the last day of testing is Saturday 19 March.

The Centenary Square test site has been a fixture in City Park since 28 September 2020 and has carried out over 48,000 COVID-19 PCR tests since opening.

Other testing sites will remain open until the end of March with the last day of testing on 30 March 2022:

  • Victoria Hall, Hard Ings Rd, Keighley BD21 3JN
  • Shipley Pool (car park) St. Paul’s Road, Shipley BD18 3DZ
  • Flockton Road car park, Bradford, BD4 7RH
  • Burnett Street car park, Bradford, BD1 5BJ

A spokesperson for Bradford Council, said: “With large numbers of cases and the removal of legal restrictions, it is still important to protect ourselves, friends and loved ones by continuing to take sensible steps to stop the virus from spreading.

“Please book your first, second and booster vaccine if eligible without delay. You can either book an appointment through the NHS online national booking service or visit a walk-in centre.

“However you choose to have your vaccination – whether it is your first, second, third or booster dose, we look forward to seeing you and, together, we can stop the spread of Covid-19 in our communities and help protect our NHS.

“To keep those who are vulnerable safe we must continue to let fresh air into enclosed spaces, wash hands often and wear face masks when in close proximity to others and distancing is not possible, and wherever this is requested.”

Sarah Muckle, Director of Public Health for Bradford Council, said: “We would like to thank all the fantastic staff who have been working hard to deliver almost 50,000 PCR tests at our Centenary Square site. Please continue to test regularly and book a PCR test when needed.”

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: “We are looking forward to safely welcoming back events to City Park for residents and visitors to enjoy. There is a wide range of events planned for the remainder of 2022 for all the family to enjoy at City Park ”

“The reopening of Centenary Square is perfectly timed for all the great spring and summer events due to happen in 2022. With city park and centenary square sitting in the heart of the city and the district, it’s great to have full access to this space.”

Once the Centenary Square test site has been fully decommissioned, City Park will be used to hold future events including the celebration of its 10th anniversary on 24 March 2022.

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