Tuxford Town Council

Serving the people of Tuxford

Clerk: Clare Fox
The Beeches Community Centre
Birch Court, Tuxford
Nottinghamshire NG22 0NF

Tel: 01777 870192

FREE Mobile COVID-19 testing in Worksop

Mobile COVID-19 testing in Worksop

People in Bassetlaw with COVID-19 symptoms will be able to book a test at a Mobile Testing Unit in Worksop from Monday 13 July. Bookings can be made online or by phone from Saturday 11 July onwards.

The County Council is working with Public Health England and other partners to arrange a Mobile Testing Unit in Bassetlaw for the convenience of residents in response to COVID-19 rates being slightly higher. However, rates in Bassetlaw and Nottinghamshire are still lower than many parts of the country and they continue to reduce.

The mobile unit will be visiting Bassetlaw and will be based at Central Avenue Car Park, in Worksop (S80 1EW) from Monday 13 July until Wednesday 15 July 2020. This will allow people with symptoms to be tested quickly and easily without having to travel to testing centres which are currently based some distance away.

Councillor Kay Cutts MBE, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, said: "We are taking a proactive approach by working with our partners to offer this Mobile Testing Unit to people in Bassetlaw. We also know that it can be difficult for some people to travel to one of the current testing centres in Doncaster or Mansfield, so we believe that this approach will make things easier for Bassetlaw residents who have symptoms to get tested."

Louise Lester, Consultant in Public Health at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: "Based on the current data, there is no reason for concern. Although the rates are slightly higher in Bassetlaw than other areas of Nottinghamshire, they are still lower than many parts of the country.

"We can all help to control the virus if we follow the advice to wash our hands frequently and thoroughly; maintain social distancing of 2 metres wherever you can and 1 metre plus precautions where 2 metres is not possible; to stay at home if you or someone in your household has symptoms; and to get tested and follow the advice you receive when you get the result."

It is important to get tested within the first five days of having symptoms.

Testing is free and simple. Anyone with symptoms can book online or by phoning 119 from Saturday 11 July onwards.

Posted: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:45 by Clare Fox

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