Residents in New Mills are being urged to make use of a new test centre at the Adult Education Centre for people without symptoms of Coronavirus. People do not need to be showing any symptoms or book an appointment in order to visit. The centre opened today and its opening times are as follows:
- Monday: 9am to 7pm
- Tuesday – Friday: 9am to 5pm
- Saturday: 9am to midday
A spokesperson for Derbyshire County Council said: “You don’t need to book, just turn up at a time convenient to you. But please only visit a centre if it’s in your local area. One in three of those with COVID-19 do not have any symptoms, meaning that they could be passing on the virus to anyone they meet. Our community testing programme offers regular testing to those who are at most risk of passing on the virus, which is those who are still going out to work and spending time with colleagues or the public. The testing will identify people with COVID-19, enable support for those who have to self-isolate, and drive infection rates down further in the county. Community testing is not for those who have coronavirus symptoms. They should book a test in the usual way.
Remember if you are showing symptoms of Covid, a test can be booked at https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.