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Community Testing Centre Opens in Dronfield/Derbyshire Testing Sites Offer Free Kits

Community Testing Centre Opens in Dronfield/Derbyshire Testing Sites Offer Free Kits

Community testing for COVID-19

A temporary Covid 19 Community testing centre has been set up at Dronfield Civic Centre rear car park, off Farwater Lane and is open to the public, Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 12noon for the next four weeks, until Saturday, May 15.

The community testing programme will offer regular testing to those who are at most risk of passing on the virus, which is those who are still going out to work and spend time with colleagues or the public.

One in 3 of those with COVID-19 do not have any symptoms, meaning that they could be passing on the virus to anyone they meet.

The testing will identify people with COVID-19, enable support for those who have to self-isolate, and drive infection rates down further in the county.

Anyone who is concerned they have Covid-19 should not visit community sites but instead book a test in the usual way.

For more information about where Derbyshire's testing sites are located, click here.

Derbyshire's community testing sites to offer free kits

From the 9th of April 2021 Derbyshire residents have been able to visit their local testing centre to pick up the rapid test kits for them and their families to use at home.

It comes as the government announced that everyone in England can have twice weekly lateral flow tests to control the spread of COVID-19.

Alongside the vaccine rollout, regular testing is at the heart of plans to reopen society and the economy by helping to suppress new variants of the virus and break the chain of transmission.

Rapid testing has so far been available to those most at risk and people who cannot work from home and are mixing with colleagues or the public.

Derbyshire residents will be able to pick up 2 boxes of 7 tests when they visit a community testing centre.

Find your local community testing site. – check this is a link

And starting from next week, people will also be able to pick up kits from our mobile testing units between 9am and 3pm:

every Tuesday - Killamarsh Junior Athletics Club car park, 284 Sheffield Rd, Killamarsh, S21 1ED

every Wednesday - Amber Valley Area Office (bottom car park), Cemetery Lane, Ripley, DE5 3HY.

every Thursday - The Agricultural Business Centre (far end of car park), Agricultural Way, Bakewell, DE45 1AH

every Friday - The Arc (right hand side of car park), High St, Clowne, Chesterfield. S43 4JY

Saturday/Sunday - Glossopdale School car park, Newshaw Lane, Hadfield, Glossop SK13 2DA

Supervised testing is still available at our community testing sites where staff are also on hand to offer support and advice to people who test positive.

Rapid testing kits for use at home are also available to order online.

If testing at home, people will need to register their results online or by calling NHS 119. They should self-isolate if positive and order a confirmatory PCR test.

Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should isolate immediately. They should not attend a community testing site but should book a test online or by calling NHS 119.

Posted: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:12 by Loran Stonehouse

Tags: COVID-19, News