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Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Cheshire East Council invites schools to get creative and put their mark on the Crewe Covid-19 local testing site


Cheshire East Council are inviting schools to get creative and bring colour to the new Covid-19 local testing site in Crewe.

The site opened recently and is a blank canvas, in need of colour and creativity to make it less clinical looking and more inviting for younger children getting tested on site.

The site is located on Chester Street car park and offers bespoke walk-through appointments.

Councillor Jill Rhodes, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for public health said “We invite local schools to get involved and create pictures to fill the empty walls of the site. This could be rainbows, bright patterns/pictures or positive messages of support for anyone getting at the s ite getting tested.

“For younger children getting a Covid-19 test may be quite daunting experience so we are hoping that colourful and interesting artwork will be a welcome distraction and create a more welcoming feel to the site.   

There is no cutoff date for the submission of the pictures and due to nature of where they will be displayed the council will need to refresh displays frequently so schools are encouraged to get involved. 

For full details of the specification, requirements and how schools can submit artwork please visit https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/council_and_democracy/council_information/media_hub/media_releases/schools-invited-to-get-creative-and-put-their-mark-on-the-crewe-covid-19-local-testing-site.aspx

The site is the second largest testing facility to open in the North West, second to testing facilities in Manchester. There are 19 testing pods available and the site has the capacity to carry out 500 tests a day.

Open from 8am until 8pm, the site offers improved access for the whole community, especially those who do not have access to a car or should not be using public transport because they have symptoms.

Appointments must be booked in advance via the national booking facility   https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test, no walk-up appointments will be available. Users will be asked to self-swab when attending.

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