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Community Testing for Retford and Villages
A new community testing centre for people without Coronavirus symptoms will open in Retford next week. Based at Retford Town Hall, the site offers free, fast lateral flow tests. Around one in three people who are infected with Covid-19 have no symptoms so could be spreading the disease without knowing it. Broadening testing to identify those showing no symptoms will mean finding positive cases more quickly, and break chains of transmission.
Community Testing for people without symptoms in Worksop moves to a single location
Following the initial pilot, services previously offered at Crown Place Community Centre on Sandy Lane, Worksop will now be provided at Manton Club on Retford Road. The Sandy Lane site will close at 1pm on Sunday 7th March and Worksop residents and workers who wish to take up or continue using community testing are being encouraged to use the test centre at Manton, Retford Road from Tuesday 9th March.
It is hoped that Crown Place Community Centre will become a collection point for home testing in the future, with further details on this to be announced in due course.
As children return to school, families and care bubbles can make use of the community testing centres locally with expert help and advice on how to administer the lateral flow test safely and effectively. Anybody under the age of sixteen attending a testing centre will need to be accompanied by an adult and children under the age of 12 will need an adult to help with carrying out the swab test.
Posted: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 13:14 by Clare Fox