Anyone over 18 can continue to collect two free rapid COVID-19 tests per person in East Leake and other Rushcliffe sites as part of the government’s wider lateral flow testing rollout.
A community collect station will be in place at Gotham Road car park in the village again on Friday April 23 from 9am to 3pm.
Rushcliffe residents can also continue to collect the home test kits from Cotgrave Hub on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 5.30pm and the testing site at Rushcliffe Arena on Rugby Road in West Bridgford.
People across Nottinghamshire and Nottingham can request two boxes of seven tests per person or four boxes per family from all other asymptomatic community testing sites as part of the continued rollout.
People collecting boxes from community testing sites are encouraged to have a supervised test to help ensure that tests completed at home are accurate.
People aged 18 and over can 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.
Rapid testing has until now been available to those most at risk and people who need to leave home for work, including frontline NHS workers, care home staff and residents, and schoolchildren and their families.
With rapid testing offered to everyone, people are being encouraged to take regular tests to help prevent outbreaks and get back to a more normal way of life.
Regular, rapid testing for people without symptoms remains available through the following existing routes:
- 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
- workplace testing programmes, on-site or at home
- testing on-site at schools and colleges.
Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 should book a test online or by calling 119.