Community Testing Centre Opening in Kimberley on Friday March 19th 2021

Community Testing Stakeholder Briefing and FAQs

Where can you get a community test in Broxtowe?

In Broxtowe, a new mobile community testing vehicle will begin visiting Newdigate Street Car Park, Kimberley from Friday 19th March at 10.00am.

 

The mobile vehicle will then visit this site every Tuesday and Friday between 10.00am and 5.30pm.

 

The community testing site at Stapleford Library also remains open. The opening times are:

  • Tuesdays 8am – 6pm
  • Wednesday 7am – 5pm
  • Thursdays 8am – 6pm
  • Fridays 8am – 6pm
  • Saturdays 8.30am – 1pm
  • Sundays and Mondays – closed

What is community testing?

Community testing is a Lateral Flow or rapid test for people without symptoms of COVID-19. It is a quick and reliable antigen test detects the presence or absence of coronavirus from a swab or saliva sample.

Who should take part in community testing?

Community testing is for everyone in our community and no one will be turned away from a testing centre. In Broxtowe we are especially keen for adults who are unable to work from home to be tested, so if you work in a front line job, come into contact with the public or work in an environment with lots of other people then we would like to see you at one of our testing centres. The sites can also be used for school testing – more details on school testing can be found at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/testingforschools

What happens at the testing centre?

  • You queue in a socially distanced way outside the venue/mobile testing vehicle. You register online using a QR code and an online form. If you don’t have a smart phone, a colleague will register you at the main desk.
  • When you have registered, you’ll be directed to a testing booth. Staff will ask for the barcodes on your form. Sanitise your hands, blow your nose, sanitise your hands again and you’ll be handed a swab. There are mirrors and printed instructions to help but staff will talk you through how to swab your throat and nose. An adult must accompany all children under the age of 16 and administer the test to children under the age of 12.
  • Hand your swab back for analysis and sanitise your hands again.
  • You will be asked to confirm the last three digits on the barcode of your form.
  • You can then leave the testing venue.

 

You will receive your test results within 30 minutes.

 

Take a face covering with you (you must wear it at the test centre) and bring a smartphone if you have one to register for the test and to receive your result.

 

Do not bring an unneeded items such as bags.

What happens if I don’t get my results through by text?

On the rare occasion that you don’t get your result, please return to the test centre for a second test.

 

What happens if I test positive?

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 must begin to self-isolate with their household for 10 days.

 

You should not return to a community testing centre for 90 days.

 

You may be eligible to receive a self-isolation payment of £500 – find out more at

www.broxtowe.gov.uk/testandtracepayments

 

If you are unable to book online deliveries for essential supplies or don’t have any family or friends who can help you get what you need, please contact Nottinghamshire Community Support Hub where you can access help – visit https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/coronavirus/nottinghamshire-coronavirus-community-support-hub or call 0300 500 8080 if you are not able to get online.

 

What happens if I test negative?

Continue to adhere to the latest guidance on local restrictions. You must continue to stay at home and wash hands, cover face and make space.

 

How often should I get tested?

Ideally you should be tested twice a week for six weeks, however we ask that you come back regularly for a test.

 

Why should I get tested?

Because one in three people who have COVID-19 don’t have any symptoms. It can be passed on without knowing. Having a regular test keeps you and your loved-ones safe.

 

More about business testing

Businesses who are permitted to open during the pandemic are encouraged to send their workforce for regular non-symptomatic testing. This will help to keep their colleagues and the community safe.

 

If you have specific requirements regarding time slots then please contact press@broxtowe.gov.uk who can pass your request on to the operational teams at the testing centre.

 

We’ll be providing a toolkit for business to promote community testing to their employees shortly.

What we are doing to promote these tests?

We will be promoting community testing across all of our channels including:

  • Social media
  • Press release and media
  • Email Me
  • Leaflet drops
  • Banner and signage
  • Direct promotion to businesses and workers

 

Please help us to spread the message but sharing content through your own channels and sharing the Council’s messages.

 

If you require further information, please contact the Communications Team on press@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

Full details about Community Testing in Broxtowe can be found at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/communitytesting