Please see below an important COVID-19 update:
Also latest RBC updates attached.
People in the Borough and further afield with COVID-19 symptoms are set to be able to book a test at a Mobile Testing Unit arriving at our base at Rushcliffe Arena from Saturday September 12 to Monday September 14.
This is part of a standard rolling testing programme around the county planned by the NHS, the County Council, Public Health England and other partners and is not related in any way to an increase in cases or focus on the pandemic in the Borough.
This will be situated in the staff car park furthest away from the leisure centre and offices, currently less utilised as our staff continue to work flexibly and will have no knock on effect to parking for leisure centre users.
It will be in place subject to the unit being redeployed to another location at short notice to support an outbreak elsewhere.
The unit will allow people with symptoms to be tested quickly and easily without having to travel to testing centres based further afield. The free bookings can be made online from the day before it is set to open on Friday, September 11 onwards.
Our partners at Public Health at Nottinghamshire County Council are taking this proactive approach to offer the rolling programme of testing around the county.
They have reiterated it is still critical that everyone follows social distancing guidance in full, including guidelines about car sharing, washing our hands regularly, wearing face coverings, self-isolating and quickly getting a test if we develop symptoms.
Find out more about the symptoms of COVID-19. It is important to get tested within the first five days of having symptoms and here’s some more frequently asked questions on testing:
When can I get a test?
You can get a test;
- for yourself, if you have coronavirus symptoms now such as a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
- for someone you live with, if they have symptoms
- if you have been told to have a test before you go into hospital, for example, for surgery
- if you live, work or study in an area with a coronavirus outbreak
How can I access a test?
- at a test site today and get your result tomorrow
- with a home test kit
What does the test involve?
The test involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud. You can do the swab yourself if you are aged 12 or over or someone can do it for you. Parents or guardians have to swab test children aged 11 or under.
How do I get a test for someone else?
If other people you live with have symptoms, you can order tests for up to 3 of them.
If you’re applying for someone who’s 13 or over, check that they’re happy for you to get a test for them.
What should I do after getting the test?
If you’re getting a test because you have symptoms, you and anyone you live with must self-isolate until you get your result. This also applies to anyone in your support bubble where someone who lives alone – or just with their children – can meet people from 1 other household.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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