Households with primary school, secondary school and college age children, including childcare and support bubbles can again collect two free rapid COVID-19 tests per person in East Leake on Friday April 9 and Friday April 16.
A community collect station will be in place at Gotham Road car park in the village from 9am to 3pm on each date.
Further possible dates are being assessed and will be publicised once confirmed.
Testing will continue to be a vital part of the response to COVID-19, supporting the roadmap set out by the Prime Minister and although cases in Rushcliffe and nationally are declining, everyone needs to play their part to keep the virus under control while keeping children and young people in school.
As set out in the roadmap, secondary school and college students are moving to this twice-weekly home testing routine but the tests are free to all families and households with primary, secondary school and college aged children and young people, including childcare and support bubbles, to help find more Covid-19 cases and break chains of transmission.
With about a third of individuals with coronavirus showing no symptoms and potentially spreading it without knowing, targeted regular testing will mean more positive cases within households are found and prevented from entering schools and colleges, helping to keep educational settings safe.
Rapid testing detects cases quickly –in under 30 minutes –meaning positive cases can isolate immediately. This can be the difference between children being able to stay in school, or a class being sent home due to an outbreak. It could also be the difference between a workplace having to close for a period or being able to stay open and running.
Rapid Testing is also available via:
- through your employer if they offer testing to employees
- at a local community testing site – Cotgrave Hub on Wednesdays and Saturdays or a full list County wide is available at https://bit.ly/2ORuo3j
- by ordering a home test kit online – https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 should book a test online at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.