A POP-UP centre testing essential workers and the elderly for Covid-19 will return to Dovercourt this weekend.

The Army is using space at Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles for a mobile testing unit, which allows key workers displaying the symptoms of the virus to be tested.

Only essential workers, elderly people over the age of 65 and members of their household with symptoms can be tested.

Specially trained military personnel are collecting swabs which will then be sent to labs for testing, with results due in 48 hours.

The test is most effective if carried out within three days of symptoms developing.

The testing unit will be set up tomorrow, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 in Low Road, Dovercourt.

People can only get tested with an appointment, which can be booked online at self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk.

A key worker is someone working in the health or care system, essential public services staff, those working in the transport, education or food distribution sectors or in utilities.