A rapid mobile community COVID-19 testing site will visit Bingham market place on Tuesdays and now Fridays until further notice, providing local residents with regular access to asymptomatic testing and a lateral flow test (LFT) community collect point.
The site’s visiting schedule will be extended from tomorrow (June 4) and be in place on the two weekdays from 10am to 4.30pm for those not displaying any symptoms.
No appointments are necessary at the testing site based at this site at NG13 8AN and visitors will simply be asked to register to get their results whilst the LFT tests can be collected quickly and easily.
Around one in three people infected with COVID-19 show no symptoms at all and could potentially spread the disease without knowing it.
The tests on site only take a few seconds and results are delivered within 60 minutes directly to a smartphone. The test is designed to identify anyone who may have the virus and who may be, unwittingly, putting their colleagues, households or support bubbles at risk.
Anyone over 18 can still collect two free rapid COVID-19 tests per person from this site and others in Rushcliffe as part of the government’s wider lateral flow testing rollout.
In the Borough it includes community collect sites at Cotgrave Hub on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 4.30pm and Gotham Road car park in East Leake on Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to 3pm, unless local events are taking place at the site.
Find out more at www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/communitytesting
People aged 18 and over can also collect the same number of tests from local pharmacies through the Government’s ‘Pharmacy Collect ‘service. Local participating pharmacies can be found at find a test centre (test-and-trace.nhs.uk)
If testing at home, people will need to register their results online or by calling 119. They should self-isolate if positive and order a confirmatory PCR test.
Regular, rapid testing for people without symptoms also remains available through a home ordering service, which allows people to order lateral flow tests online to be delivered to their home available at https://test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/order-lateral-flow-kits/condition or workplace testing programmes.