Gamesley Covid Testing
There will be a mobile coronavirus community testing van situated in Gamesley in response to high Covid infection rates in the area from Monday morning.
The van will be based in the car park at the community centre on Melandra Castle Road.
It will be in place from Monday 17 May to Friday 21 May, from 9 am to 5 pm.
It’s aimed at people who have no symptoms of Covid-19 and there is no need to book an appointment – you can just turn up.
Derbyshire County Council advises one in 3 of those with COVID-19 do not have any symptoms, meaning that they could be passing on the virus to anyone they meet.
Getting a test
Children need to be aged 11 or over to get a test. Anyone under the age of 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Anyone with a smartphone is asked to take it with them to the unit, fully charged, to register their test result.
Those who don’t have a smartphone don’t need to worry as staff on site will help them.
People should wear a face covering when going to get a test.
Anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 in the previous 90 days – or has recently been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus – is asked not to go for a test.
Derbyshire County Council urges residents living in the area to “get tested and protect the ones you love”.
Community testing is not for those who have coronavirus symptoms. They should book a test in the usual way: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test