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Coronavirus: More than 2,000 key workers tested in Keighley

Coronavirus: More than 2,000 key workers tested in Keighley

Published by Harry Long at 6:45am 25th May 2020.

More than 2,000 key workers have been tested for coronavirus at a site in Keighley.  

  • A coronavirus testing site in Keighley has tested more than 2,000 key workers.
  • Health and social care staff from across Bradford district and Craven have been tested.  
  • The site is one of the top three performing services of its kind in the country.  

Health and social care staff from across Bradford district and Craven have been tested.  

The drive-through facility, based at Marley Fields Sports Centre, is one of the top three performing services of its kind in the country.  

The site, which is classed as a satellite service, is now one of the top three performing services of its kind in the country, and carries out more tests than any other satellite site in West Yorkshire. 

The Leader of Bradford Council, Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, said: 

“This site plays an important role in our local fight against coronavirus,” she said. “Testing over 2,000 frontline staff for coronavirus, including those working in care homes, in such a short space of time since launch is a tremendous achievement.

“Having a local NHS-run testing centre on our doorstep has been really important in keeping health and care services running as smoothly as possible.

“It has added an extra dimension to supporting the health and wellbeing of frontline staff who are working hard to care for their patients and residents at this challenging time in our fight against the virus.

“There has been a lot of positive feedback about the site from staff coming for tests, saying that it’s been very a quick and simple process. This is testament to the hard work of the staff who have volunteered to work at the site and those involved behind-the-scenes to get the site set up.

“On behalf of the whole community, I’d like to thank everyone working in health and care, whether in our hospitals, GP practices, care homes or voluntary sector, for their continued hard work during the coronavirus pandemic." 

Testing at the site is being done strictly on an appointment-only basis and is not open to the general public.