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Friday, 16 April 2021

Nottinghamshire theatre to host Covid Community Testing programme

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Rapid lateral flow testing will be available at Mansfield Palace Theatre from Tuesday 30 March 2021.

The theatre has been provided by Mansfield District Council to support the testing of residents and business employees who do not have symptoms (are asymptomatic).

The testing centre at Oak Tree Leisure Centre will close at the end of the day on Saturday 27 March in preparation for the centre re-opening for sports and fitness activities, subject to the Government’s roadmap.

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The self-administered rapid test takes just a few minutes to complete and results are delivered to the customer within 30 minutes.

Executive Mayor Andy Abrahams said: “One in three people with Covid-19 have no symptoms, which is why it is important that we all get tested regularly. We must continue to Keep Mansfield Safe and help to stop the spread of Covid-19.

“With the planned reopening of non-essential retail and hospitality sectors in the town centre, the Palace Theatre provides a safe and convenient venue for regular testing. We hope businesses, residents and visitors will make use of the facility.”

Community testing will be available at Mansfield Palace Theatre in Leeming Street on Tuesdays to Fridays from 8.30am to 4.30pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. No appointment is needed but people must wear a face covering and are asked to take a smartphone with them, if possible, to register for the test and to receive their results.┬áIf you don’t have a smart phone, staff will be available to help.

Mansfield Town Football Club will continue to host a community testing centre on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to 7pm and 10am to 2pm on Sundays.

People who are in households or bubbles of school pupils and staff can collect test-at-home kits from either of the Mansfield venues from 1pm on the days they are open.

Please note that all community testing centres across Nottinghamshire will be closed on Good Friday 2 April, Easter Sunday 4 April and Bank Holiday Monday 5 April.

To find out more, visit our community testing webpage.

Community testing in the district is provided by the Department for Health and Social Care in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council and Mansfield District Council.