New pictures show Covid-19 testing at Greenwich O2 Arena testing facility are fully underway, with demand causing queues key workers.

The appointment-only slots have been snapped up since the drive-through-only facility opened in late April as part of the Government's controversial race to 100,000 daily tests, and new pictures (above) show how the process is working.

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Cars and vans are shown approaching mostly PPE-clad staff at the centre, set up in the car park next to the O2 Arena on the Greenwich Peninsula.

In another picture, social care worker Kelsey Brown is shown administering a self-test inside her car parked at the testing centre.

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She then leaves the completed self-test sample inside a container ready to be analysed.

The test looks for the presence of the virus in your body and identifies whether or not you are infected at the time of taking the test.

It is not an antibody test so it will not be able to tell you if you’ve previously had the infection and developed immunity, and it involves taking a swab of the nose and the back of the throat.

The Greenwich Testing Service is available to all NHS and Greenwich Council staff, as well as workers for local partners such as care homes, GPs and pharmacies.

There are currently around pre-booked 40 slots every day available at the O2, as well as other sites such as Twickenham, although testing kits can also be sent to your home.

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In order to help support the NHS with the large number of additional staff needed in the effort to tackle Covid-19, the O2 Arena was made available as an NHS educational facility for staff to work at the NHS Nightingale field hospital at ExCel.