A NEW Covid-19 screening service centre has launched at a football club.

Eastleigh Football Club and ExpressTest have announced the opening of the centre outside the Silverlake Stadium next so Southampton airport.

The service offers a "fast and accurate" PCR swab test, and is now available to book for staff and members of the public with tests carried out by specially trained Screening Practitioners.

Eastleigh Football Club has been offered a subsidised rate to use the screening service but it will be available for the general public for £99.

Kenny Amor, Chairman at Eastleigh Football Club said: "We’re delighted to be able to partner with ExpressTest and offer a Covid-19 screening service to our local community.

"We know first hand what a difficult time it’s been for the people of Eastleigh and surrounding area, and so to be able to provide peace of mind with a test with Christmas around the corner is fantastic."

Test results will be emailed or texted to customers typically the next day and for people receiving a test in order to travel abroad, it is advised to schedule a test 48-96 hours prior to their departure time.

Those who screen negative will be emailed a Fit to Fly certificate that is authorised by a doctor, along with their test result.

Nick Markham, Founder of ExpressTest said: “It’s fantastic to have teamed up with Eastleigh Football Club to deliver a Covid screening service to the general public.

"Our mission at ExpressTest is to provide reassurance to people that they are Covid-free, whether in preparation for travelling or visiting friends and family at Christmas."