Community testing sites in Erewash

Published on: Wednesday, 16th June 2021
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There is currently one community testing centre in Erewash for people who don’t have coronavirus symptoms. 

TESTING: 

  • Long Eaton: Site ID code: ABYQ (for those that DO NOT have symptoms)
    West Park Leisure Centre, Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4AA.
    Open 7 days per week, 9am to 5pm on weekdays and 10am to 2pm on weekends.
     
  • From April 9th, FREE coronavirus testing kits are available to everyone without symptoms at Derbyshire County Council’s community testing centres.  Derbyshire residents will be able to visit their local testing centre to pick up the rapid test kits for them and their families to use at home.  For full details, click here.

There’s no need to book an appointment at a community testing centre – just call in.  To check waiting times visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/communitytesting.

Community testing is not for those who have coronavirus symptoms.  If you are experiencing symptoms please book a test in the normal way.

The government’s community testing programme offers regular testing to those who are at most risk of passing on the virus, which is those who are still going out to work and who spend time with colleagues or the public.  The testing will identify people with COVID-19, enable support for those who have to self-isolate, and drive infection rates down further in the county.

One in three people who have the virus don’t have symptoms and could be infecting other people without realising.

People who are still going out to work and mixing with colleagues or the public are encouraged to get tested regularly to stop the spread of Covid-19.

People with symptoms are asked not to visit the community testing centres.  Anyone with symptoms – a new, continuous cough, a high temperature or change to taste or smell – should ring NHS 119 or book a test online at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Those attending are asked not to bring bags or other items with them that they don’t consider to be essential, but are asked to bring a fully charged smart phone if they have one.  Parents or guardians are asked to accompany those aged 11 to 16.

To find out what the demand is like at the centres when you want to go along please visit this link

Find out more information on community testing at at derbyshire.gov.uk/communitytesting

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