A walk-through coronavirus testing facility is currently open at James Ashworth VC Square in Corby, as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for communities.
Anyone with coronavirus symptoms, however mild, can get a free swab test that takes less than a minute. Tests should be booked or ordered as soon as symptoms begin at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119 and you can expect your result the next day.
The site is 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 travelling to and from the testing centre).
Anyone attending an appointment at a walk-through testing will be provided with guidance on getting to and from the test site safely.
Testing at the new site is available now, with appointments available each day. Testing is available for everyone, with additional support for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities.
Anyone testing positive for the virus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace to help them track 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, advising 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.
Leader for Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said:
“A huge thank you to those residents who have recently been to get tested at the Corby site. The testing centre will remain in situ for the coming days and we are continuing to encourage residents to get tested. In order to continue in the right direction it is important that we follow the government’s advice closely by wearing face coverings when entering shops, washing hands thoroughly and getting tested and self-isolating when necessary.”
For further guidance and advice surrounding Coronavirus, please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus.