Covid 19 test kits now available in all Derbyshire libraries

Published on: Wednesday, 18th August 2021

Derbyshire County Council is making it even easier to pick up Covid 19 test kits as it makes them available in libraries and mobile library vans.

One in three people with Covid-19 have no symptoms which means you could be spreading the virus to other, more vulnerable people, without realising it but regular testing helps prevent the spread of the virus.

The Lateral Flow test kits that are now available to pick up in libraries are for people with no symptoms.  Erewash has libraries in both market towns as well as in Borrowash and Sandiacre.

You can also get test kits from pharmacies, through home ordering or from one of County Council mobile testing vans.

If you have Covid-19 symptoms then you need to order a PCR test online at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Communities, Councillor Carol Hart said: “Vaccinations are vital in helping to reduce the impacts of Covid 19 but anything we can do to help prevent the spread of the virus is still key.

“That’s why we’re encouraging everyone to carry on testing themselves, and their families, in order to reduce the spread further.”

Test kits are available to pick up in all 45 Derbyshire County Council libraries and two mobile library vans.

Rapid lateral flow tests help to find cases in people who may have no symptoms but are still infectious and can give the virus to others.

The test involves taking a sample from your tonsils (or where they would have been) and from your nose, using a swab.  You can get a result in 30 minutes.

You can get more information about where to pick up test kits, how to take a test and what to do if your test is positive online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/communitytesting

To find out more about Covid-19, and the help and support on offer, visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/coronavirus 

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