The local walk-through testing centre opened last November and is operating from 8am-8pm, seven days a week since.
It is the second testing site in Islington, and more than doubles testing capacity in Islington, Sobell Leisure Centre car park being the first centre to open in Islington last year.
The site operates to clinically approved national standards, with very thorough safety and infection control procedures. It is operated by the national testing programme, with security on site 24 hours a day.
Our client, Islington council have said: “it is top priority throughout the pandemic is keeping our residents safe and supported. We’ve said many times it’s vital that people in Islington have easier access to tests, to stop the spread of the virus and save lives.
“The new site adds a lot more testing capacity for Islington and should make it a lot simpler for many of our residents to get tests. We will carefully monitor how the site is working, and continue to review if residents are able to get the tests they need. It’s essential for people to get tests when they need it, and for testing to be easily available. ”
Finsbury Leisure Centre is currently closed because of national lockdown rules. The sports hall, studios and squash courts will remain closed while the testing centre is in operation. The outdoor pitches are open for public bookings and will operate from Ironmonger Row Baths located just meters away from Finsbury till the centre reopens back.