Community testing for businesses

COVID-19 is in our community.

1 in 3 people with COVID-19 has it with no symptoms, they can pass it on without knowing which is why community testing is really important. 

Rapid COVID-19 testing is for people without symptoms, it helps to understand the bigger picture about the reach and spread of coronavirus. 

These are testing times for businesses. We are encouraging business to ensure workforces join the programme and help to #StopTheSpread. This is especially important for business that have contact with the public.

You do not need to book a community test and the community testing programme is of no cost to the business or its employees. The sites have capacity to test your workforce quickly and safely. Both testing centres are run inline with the latest government guidance on social distancing so face coverings must be worn at all times. Your colleagues can pre-register for follow up visits, making the process even quicker and there's plenty of help available on site. 

If you have a lot of staff to test you might want to talk to us about pre-booking a timed slot for your business at one of the community testing sites. To explore this option please contact covidcommunications@mansfield.gov.uk and your request will be passed to the project team. 

People taking part in community testing are asked to have a test at least once a week, ideally twice a week, for up to six weeks. Please return for tests regularly to help #KeepMansfieldSafe.

Community testing sites

Mansfield has two community testing sites; Mansfield Town Football Club and Oak Tree Leisure centre which are open from 26 January to 31 March. Please use the testing centre closest to where you live or work.

Oak Tree Leisure Centre

Jubilee Way South, Mansfield, NG18 3RT

Opening times:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 7am to 3pm
  • Wednesday: 7am to 3pm
  • Thursday: 7am to 3pm
  • Friday: 7am to 3pm
  • Saturday: 7am to 3pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Use the free customer car park if you are arriving by car.

Mansfield Town Football Club

Quarry Lane, Mansfield, NG18 5DA

Opening times:

  • Monday: 9am to 7pm
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 9am to 7pm
  • Thursday: 9am to 7pm
  • Friday: 9am to 7pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 10am to 2pm

Use the free customer car park and follow the signs to the corporate suite.

If you've tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, please do not come for a test.

If you want to find out if there is a queue at the time you wish, or find other nearby sites, then visit the NHS COVID-19 Test Finder website (opens in new window).

How to get a test

There is no need to book - just turn up to your nearest site during their opening hours.

What to bring with you

If you have a smart phone please bring it with you, fully charged, to register for your test result. If you don't have a smart phone, staff will be available to help you on site.

Please bring a face covering as you'll need to wear it in the testing centre. Those attending are asked not to bring bags or other items with them that they don't consider to be essential. 

Results of your rapid test

If you have a smartphone, after you've had the lateral flow test you can leave the centre. The result from the test will be sent to you by text, usually within 30 minutes.

If you don't have a smartphone you'll be asked to stay at the site until the result comes through.

If your result is negative, it means COVID-19 was not detected on the day. If you and your household do not have any symptoms of coronavirus you can continue to carry on your usual daily activities. We'd ask that you come back each week while your local centre is open to have another test. A negative test is not a guarantee and you should continue to follow prevention measures including regular hand washing, social distancing and using face coverings in enclosed spaces.

If your result is positive you and your household will need to begin isolating for 10 days immediately.

Visit our community testing page for full details about community testing and the process.

Resources

Please download the campaign posters and social media assets to use within your organisation.

Download the assets

You can register to order rapid workplace tests if your business is registered in England, you employ 50 people or more and your employees cannot work from home. For more information, go to the government website (opens in new window).

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