Community centres to be used specifically to assess patients with suspected Covid-19 have opened in Lewisham.

The two Covid-19 community centres, south of the borough at Marvel Lane Surgery in Grove Park, and north of the borough at the Waldron Centre in New Cross, have opened as part of the borough’s emergency response to the outbreak and are part of a national network to manage the growth of coronavirus cases.

A Lewisham CCG spokesperson said: “The centres will provide care for patients who are unwell with suspected Covid-19 symptoms requiring medical attention.

“The centres will offer additional support to secondary care, alleviating pressure at local hospitals. Neighbouring residents have been informed.”

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