The NHS is to start testing frontline workers and social care staff for coronavirus at a drive-through facility in Gateshead.
The centre will operate from the Ikea car park from tomorrow, and be by invitation-only for staff who are self-isolating because they think they may have the virus or have a family member who does.
Initially there will be about 50 tests per day, rising to 300, with results back in two to three days.
An Ikea spokesperson said: "We are enormously proud of the NHS and proud to support them and the government in this small way. We will continue to support them in the best way we can."