Covid-19 home testing kits for people without symptoms, are now available to collect at more sites across Nottingham City as the City Council works to make picking up a test even easier for communities.
Regular, twice weekly Covid-19 testing is vital in helping to protect family, friends and loved ones, says the council.
It is important to test yourself regularly, even if you’ve been vaccinated, if you are going out and about.
Nottingham City Council has worked with the local community to make testing kits easier to pick up across the whole city and to encourage more people to pick up a box as part of the daily routines.
As well as being able to pick up home testing boxes at local pharmacies and testing centres, citizens across Nottingham can now pick up boxes in places such as;
- Nottingham City Council Libraries
- The Indian Community Centre (users of the centre only)
- Chayah Project in St Ann’s (users of the centre only)
- Radford Children’s Contact Centre (users of the centre only)
Nottingham City Council’s Meals at Home service will also have testing boxes available for users of the service. Nottingham City Council Leisure Centres and further neighbourhood sites will also have boxes over the coming weeks.
Lucy Hubber, Nottingham City Council’s Director of Public Health, said: “Regular Covid-19 testing, even if you don’t have symptoms, is one of the most basic things we can all do to help reduce the spread of the virus.
“Testing is free, quick, simple to complete and now even easier to access. Just pop along to a local collection point, such as a venue above, or a local pharmacy. You can even order them to be delivered to your home by visiting www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-
“It is really important to remember that around one in three people with Covid-19 don’t have any symptoms. Taking a regular test will show the positive cases we perhaps would not have found. These people can then get support to self-isolate and help stop the virus spreading.
“As well as collecting home testing kits, people can also visit our testing site at Hyson Green Community Centre to have a supervised test.”
For further information on testing please visit www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/