Heavy snow forces Covid-19 mobile testing unit to close

A Covid-19 mobile testing unit in Bristol has been forced to closed due to the weather conditions.

Bristol City Council has announced that the testing unit at Brislington Park and Ride will be closed today (Sunday, January 24) as a result of the heavy snowfall across the South West.

The Met Office has put weather warnings in place across Bristol for Snow and Ice for the entirety of the day as temperatures plunged nationwide.

The testing centre is being run by the Department of Health and is located at the Brislington Park and Ride site on the A4.

The site on the south-eastern edge of the city is accessible from the A4174 ring road and is for people from Keynsham and the eastern edge of the city, as well as from South Bristol.

Bristol City Council announced the closure in a statement and added that: “The Department for Health and Social Care, who are responsible for booking appointments will make sure they contact everyone who was due to have a Covid-19 test appointment today.

“Alternative arrangements are being put in place for those who were meant to be tested today.

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“If you were due to have a test today, you and your household members must continue to self-isolate until a test has been taken and a test result has been received.

“This is incredibly important as we work together to reduce infections across our city.”