The new drive-thru test centre in Kent is open, with a high demand being seen at these early stages.
Demand at the new Covid-19 testing centre at Ebbsfleet International station is seen through the long delays on the roads in the area.
Queues were seen heading in the direction of Ebbsfleet International in Gravesend today.
Kent Traffic have advised on their website that people use alternative routes where possible if you are driving past the station as the test centre is up and running.
Ebbsfleet, International Way: Expect long delays near Ebbsfleet Station, due to increased volumes of traffic from attendees to the newly opened Covid-19 testing centre. Please use alternative route where possible. https://t.co/Tz4dfZi2w0
— KCC Highways (@KentHighways) April 29, 2020
The centre near Gravesend is one of 48 testing sites that the government aims to establish by the end of this month to see to NHS staff and other key workers during the pandemic.
drive-through testing centre which has been set up at Ebbsfleet International Car Park.
“Tests are available at this centre and I would encourage anyone who is eligible, who needs to get tested, to visit https://t.co/d5FqcVwx9g and book online.” 2/2
— Dartford Living (@dartfordliving) April 29, 2020
Have you been stuck in traffic in the Gravesend area? Don’t hesitate to update us on the traffic surrounding the test centre. Tweet us at @canterbury_hub.