A YEAR ago only people who were being hospitalised could get a Covid-19 test.

Now people in Ludlow and south Shropshire can get a test on demand even if they have no symptoms with the results available in just half an hour.

A new symptom-free Covid-19 testing centre opened its doors in Theatre Severn on Tuesday.

The new–testing centre is open from 8am to 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for anyone who does not have Covid symptoms.

Results are usually available within 30 minutes.

The Government has confirmed twice-weekly testing using rapid lateral flow tests will be made available for free to all adults in households with primary school, secondary school and college-aged children for those without symptoms.

This includes adults in childcare and support bubbles, and twice-weekly testing will also be offered to adults working in the wider school community, including bus drivers, taxi drivers and after school club leaders.