Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Mobile COVID testing unit to visit South Kesteven

A mobile COVID-19 testing unit is visiting South Kesteven to help the public do their bit to prevent the spread of the virus.

The Asymptomatic Testing Unit is available for anyone without symptoms to collect test kits for use at home.

Around one in three people with Coronavirus does not show symptoms. Asymptomatic testing helps identify and isolate those who have COVID-19 but don’t know it, who may inadvertently be spreading the virus. Those who test positive, along with anyone they live with, should self-isolate.

The facility will be available 10am-3pm at:

·       7 May – Stamford Leisure Centre

·       15 May – Deepings Leisure Centre

·       21 May – Stamford Leisure Centre

Home testing kits are also available for anyone to collect from Grantham West Community Centre, Trent Road, Grantham, as well as from the walk-through testing station at Queen Elizabeth Park, Grantham.

All sites are COVID-secure. Face masks must be worn and social distancing guidance adhered to, while one-way systems and hand sanitiser dispensers are in place.

If you are not able to collect in person, you can order online for home delivery from https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests or by telephoning 119 (lines are open 7am to 11pm and calls are free).

Residents can also collect home test kits from selected community pharmacies.

A spokesperson for South Kesteven District Council said: “The test for people without symptoms of COVID-19 is called a rapid lateral flow test and can be carried out at home or at a test site. This simple test involves rubbing a long cotton bud over your tonsils (or where they would have been) and inside your nose. It gives a result in 30 minutes. People are urged to take a test twice a week.”

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