A MOBILE coronavirus testing station for key workers was set up at the Beehive Park and Ride in Salisbury on Monday.

The station was manned by eight Royal Marines from 42 Commando RM based at Bickleigh Barracks, near Plymouth.

The centres are two of eight around Britain established to test key workers and their families who may have shown symptoms of Covid-19.

At those eight sites, they are directed to drive through a lane where military personnel provide them with instructions on how to conduct the test – which involves a mouth swab – and to how to dispense with it safely upon completion.

To keep social distancing protocol the service personnel used signs and phones to communicate.