Speaking to OTS News on Wednesday from the testing site, Cllr Greg Myers said: “So far we’ve had a couple of hundred residents who’ve come through. It’s all gone very smoothly so far. It’s all very calm, very measured. The residents all seem very pleased with the facility and how smoothly things are going.
“I’m very pleased that the Council and other agencies have assisted us to be able to get this site going. There’s been a lot of work put into it. We now have two mobile units and the door to door program will start as soon as possible.
“We’ve had Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service come and give us support, we’ve had volunteers, the Council, the Department of Health, this is a real collective effort.
“I understand there’s a lot of concern out there. What I would like to reassure people of is if you follow the guidelines, you’ll be fine. Stick rigidly to those guidelines. If the message before was ‘think twice’ before making any journeys, my message now would be ‘think three times’. Make sure it’s absolutely essential. Stay at home, follow the guidelines and stay safe.
“If you want to come to down to the mobile site, by all means do so if you are a Norwood resident.
“I’d like to make it clear if you are a Norwood resident in a PR8 post code, you WILL be given a test. So come down now if you are concerned, or wait for us to get around to you on the door to door testing program.
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