New Covid-19 community test centre opens in North East Derbyshire today

Residents in Dronfield who do not have virus symptoms are being urged to get tested for coronavirus, at the new community test centre which opened in the town today (April 19).

Monday, 19th April 2021, 11:51 am

The temporary centre has been set up at Dronfield Civic Centre rear car park, off Farwater Lane and is open to the public for the next four weeks, until Saturday, May 15.

People who do not think they have Covid-19 symptoms but are going out to work or in regular contact with the public should visit their local test centre to help drive infections rate down.

The community test site in Dronfield is open from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday and from 9am to 12pm on Saturdays.

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A new community Covid-19 test centre has opened in Dronfield Civic Centre car park. Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images.
A new community Covid-19 test centre has opened in Dronfield Civic Centre car park. Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images.

According to Derbyshire County Council, one in 3 of those with coronavirus do not have any symptoms, meaning that they could be passing on the virus to anyone they meet.

The national community testing programme offers regular testing to those who are at most risk of passing on Covid-19, particularly people who are still going out to work and spending time with colleagues or the public.

Temporary testing sites aim to identify residents who have contracted the virus and enable support for those who have to self isolate.

Residents don’t need to book a test at the community centres, but you can find out if there is a queue on the government's national community testing website.

Anyone who is concerned they have Covid-19 should not visit community sites but instead book a test in the usual way.

For more information about where Derbyshire’s testing sites are located, click here.

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