PEOPLE can get a Covid-19 test at a mobile unit set up in North Parade Car Park, Frome, this week.

Tests are only available for people with coronavirus symptoms such as a high temperature, continuous cough of loss or change to sense of smell or taste.

You need to book your slot in advance at or by calling 119.

The days of operation may vary week to week and information will be given on availability and any other mobile testing units across Somerset.

Professor Trudi Grant, Somerset’s director of public health, said: “It is now more important than ever that we all work together, and testing plays a key role in helping to reduce the spread of this highly infectious virus."

Cllr Clare Paul, county council cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “We’ve been working hard to get more testing sites into Somerset and would like to thank Mendip District Council for making the car park site available.

"The mobile testing units are important assets in the county’s bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus.”