A dedicated COVID-19 community testing service in Warsop has been extended after providing rapid tests for nearly 400 people.
The mobile testing unit will be in the car park off Robert Bye Way (behind Age Concern) every Tuesday from 10am to 4.30pm until further notice.
Nottinghamshire County Council’s Public Health team joined forces with Mansfield District Council to introduce the dedicated testing service on 10 September in a bid to increase community testing for those without symptoms at a time when the district's rate was among the highest in the country.
On the six occasions the unit was open since 10 September, the team has given out 305 Lateral Flow Test kits and provided assisted testing for 69 people.
Deputy Mayor Cllr Craig Whitby said: “The take up of lateral flow testing in Warsop has been very good so far and I encourage residents to continue to access the service, which will continue each week.
“Adults and children of secondary school age are encouraged to undertake twice weekly testing as part of their routine. Testing needs to be part of our everyday life and bringing testing to Warsop makes it even easier for people in our district to play their part as the pandemic continues.”
Covid Marshals and Community Safety Officers are distributing information in the Warsop area and sign-posting people to the testing facility.
Find out more on our community testing webpage.
Regular testing is one element of the Government’s long-term approach to stopping the spread of COVID-19. You can help reduce the rates of infection by getting fully vaccinated, washing your hands frequently with soap, using face coverings in crowded indoor settings, socialising outdoors wherever possible or in rooms with plenty of fresh air circulating, and by downloading and using the NHS COVID-19 app.