New walk-through coronavirus testing centre launched in Nottingham

A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility has opened for residents experiencing symptoms at the Forest Park and Ride.

The centre has been set up to test only those displaying coronavirus symptoms including a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste.

The new site is situated so as to be easily accessible without a car.

Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout, including while travelling to and from the testing centre.

Anyone attending an appointment at a walk-through testing site will be provided with guidance on getting to and from the test site safely, with additional support for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities.

Testing at the new site started on Thursday, October 22 with appointments made available each day.

There is now more than 500 sites available across the UK, including 78 drive-through sites, 217 walk-through sites, 258 mobile units, home testing and satellite kits and five mega laboratories.

Anyone testing positive for the virus in England will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace to help them trace their contacts. This will help people to identify who they may have been in close contact with, protecting others from further transmission

Close contacts of those testing positive will also hear from NHS Test and Trace, asking them to stay at home for 14 days to prevent them from unknowingly spreading the virus. They will be advised to also book at test if they develop symptoms.


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