More local pharmacies in Wolverhampton are now
offering free rapid coronavirus testing, to make it easy for people to get
In-pharmacy rapid testing is
free and available to anyone over the age of 11, although children under the
age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult.
Tests are supervised and take
less than 30 minutes. There is no need to wait for the results, as these are
automatically sent to you, and logged with the NHS.
At JHoots Pharmacy on Thornley
Street, one of the participating locations, Enjoy Wolverhampton BID Ambassadors
dropped in to find out more. Ruth at the pharmacy explained “You can book an
appointment or just walk-in and have a test at a convenient time. We are open
Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm”
“They only take a few minutes
to complete and once done you don’t have to wait for the results, they get sent
to you automatically.”
BID Director Cherry Shine said
“In-pharmacy testing is ideal for staff in BID area businesses to call in
either on their way to or from work and don’t have access to test kits.
It’s important to test if you are heading out to
the shops, a drink with friends or family. Because one in three people who test
positive for the virus do not have any symptoms, routine testing identifies cases
that may otherwise have gone on to pass the virus on to others."