A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility has opened for people with coronavirus symptoms.

The testing centre at Stamford Hill Primary School, on the outskirts of Harringay, is open for bookings now with new appointments made available each day.

Testing is only available for those with coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Anyone with one or more of these symptoms should book a test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.

The new site is situated so it is easily accessible without a car.

Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout, including while travelling to and from the testing centre.

Anyone attending an appointment at a walk-through test site will be provided with guidance on getting to and from the test site safely, with additional support for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities.

The test involves taking a swab of the nose and the back of the throat, which can be done by the person themselves or by someone else.

Haringey has one of the lower rates of Covid-19 in London, and rates have stabilised in the borough over the last two weeks.

According to figures published on the government dashboard, 353 people living in the borough of Haringey tested positive for Covid-19 in the seven days to November 9 - which is rate of 131.4 cases per 100,000 population.

In the seven days to November 2, the rate was 134.4.

Enfield's rate in the seven days to November 9 is a little higher at 156.7 (523 cases) which like Haringey is similar to the week previous.

Health Minister Lord Bethell said: "To respond to the coronavirus, we have built a major testing and tracing system from scratch. We are constantly working to expand and improve it with new technologies and innovations so everyone with symptoms can get a test.

"New walk-in sites like this one makes it even easier to get a test no matter where you live. If you have symptoms of coronavirus, I urge you to book a test today and follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace if you are contacted to protect others and stop the spread of the virus."