A new temporary testing site for those experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 coronavirus has been set up in Richmond town centre.

The site, which is being run by the army, is running walk-in testing for symptomatic residents all Tuesday and Wednesday (May 5-6).

Testing is available 9.30am-3.30pm and appointments are available online.

Richmond Council, who are supporting the testing site, said it was "not permitted to reveal the location of the test centre".

"The location will only be provided upon confirmation of the booking," a spokesperson added.

"Please note the test will not show if you have already had Covid-19, only if you have the infection on the day of the test."

The tests are being offered to the following categories of people – and if appropriate members of the same household.

• All those working on the frontline in health and social care (with or without symptoms)

• Patients in the NHS and residents in care homes (with or without symptoms)

• All essential workers with symptom anyone over 65 with symptoms

• Anyone who goes into work because they cannot work from home (e.g. construction workers, emergency plumbers and those in similar occupations) and has symptoms

• Anyone who has symptoms and lives with someone who meets any of the above criteria

• You can also apply for a test if you have a clinical referral from NHS 111 online.

Tests must be booked online via the Government’s web portal.