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22nd October 2020 News

Coronavirus Testing Centre to operate from Emirates Riverside

Durham Cricket has given Durham County Council the use of its ground as a new temporary coronavirus testing centre. The testing centre will be in operation at Emirates Riverside from this week onwards.

The club are delighted to have offered the council the drive through test centre free of charge as we continue to support our local community and the local area. 

The test centre which will be available for use by appointment only will be positioned behind the North East terrace stand, which can be accessed through Gate 6.

Bookings for COVID-19 tests can only be made through the government website. Durham Cricket will not be managing any enquiries or bookings for the testing centre.  

The site will initially run for five days from Wednesday 21st October until Sunday 25th October, before moving to specifically scheduled operating hours each week.

Richard Dowson, Chief Operating Officer for Durham Cricket said: “Durham Cricket are pleased to be able offer our facilities to Durham County Council and the NHS.

“It is important that the club keep supporting our local community through these difficult times and that our stadium can be utilised to support the fantastic efforts being made by all of our key workers in response to the coronavirus crisis.”

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