Subscribe to our RSS Feed Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook


When it snows go to derbyshire.gov.uk/snow
Or call 08456 058 058 for

      > School Closures
      > Latest Weather
      > Road Conditions
      > Grit Bins
      > Gritting Routes















You Are Not Logged In
Login To Amber Valley Info

Where to go for community testing for COVID-19 in Derbyshire

Published on Monday 22 February 2021

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.


Information from Derbyshire County Council about their community testing.

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 spend 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.

Our testing centres

The centres are open 7 days per week. 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.

To find out if there's a queue at the time you wish to visit please go to the government's national community testing website.

Amber Valley - Heanor

William Gregg VC Leisure Centre, Hands Road, Heanor, DE75 7HA

Opening times:

Bolsover - Shirebrook and South Normanton

Our centres are at Shirebrook Village Hall, Park Road, Shirebrook, NG20 8JP and South Normanton at Post Mill Centre, Market Street, South Normanton, Derbyshire, DE55 2EJ.

Opening times:

Chesterfield

A centre at Queen's Park Sports Centre, Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield S40 2NE will open on Wednesday 10 February 2021.

Opening times:

Derbyshire Dales

We plan to open a centre here at the end of February 2021.

Erewash

We plan to open a centre here at the end of February 2021.

High Peak - Buxton

Pavilion Gardens (access from the promenade), St John’s Road, Buxton, SK17 6BE. The centre opens on Wednesday 17 February 2021.

Opening times:

North East Derbyshire - Clay Cross

Clay Cross Social Centre, Market Street, Clay Cross, S45 9JE. Centre opens on Friday 12 February 2021.

Opening times:

South Derbyshire - Swadlincote

Midway Community Centre, Chestnut Ave, Swadlincote DE11 0EW (car park: Rowan Drive, DE11 0FF).

Opening times:

Coming for a test at our centres

We'll not turn anyone away but ask that people don't travel long distances. Children need to be aged 11 or over and parents or guardians are asked to accompany those aged 11 to 16.

If you have a smart phone please bring it with you, fully charged, to register for your test result. If you don't have a smart phone, staff will be available to help you on site.

Please bring a face covering as you'll need to wear it in the testing centre.

Those attending are asked not to bring bags or other items with them that they don't consider to be essential.

If you've tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days please do not come for a test.

If you have a smartphone

If you have a smartphone, after you've had the lateral flow test you can leave the centre. The result from the test will be sent to you by text, usually within 30 minutes.

If your result is negative it means COVID-19 was not detected on the day. If you and your household do not have any symptoms of coronavirus you can continue to carry on your usual daily activities. We'd ask that you come back each week while your local centre is open to have another test. A negative test is not a guarantee and you should continue to follow prevention measures including regular hand washing, social distancing, and using face coverings in enclosed spaces.

If your result is positive you and your household will need to begin isolating for 10 days immediately.

If you don't have a smartphone

If you don't have a smartphone you'll be asked to stay at the site until the result comes through. This usually takes around 30 minutes. If the result is negative it means COVID-19 was not detected on the day. If you and your household do not have any symptoms of coronavirus you can continue to carry on your usual daily activities.

If the result is positive you and your household will need to begin isolating for 10 days immediately.

Help and support if you test positive

If you test positive then you and your household will need to self-isolate for the next 10 days. You'll be contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

If you need financial or practical help to self-isolate and you don't have family or friends to support you, our staff on site can advise you, or please call our Community Response Unit tel: 01629 535091.

We can also help you find other services who can offer support for your mental health while you're self-isolating.

If you run your own business we can help you make sure you're getting all the financial support on offer.




More News From Amber Valley Info

Read Some Of The Latest News Articles From Amber Valley Info

Derbyshire people go back for second helping of Covid-19 vaccines People all across Derbyshire are going back for a second helping of Covid-19 vaccine, as the largest vaccination pr read more

PCC urges dog owners to take part in new survey on theft Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has unveiled a new survey to understand the risk and impact of dog  read more

Amber Valley Borough Council Secures £700,000 grant towards carbon neutrality by 2030 Amber Valley Borough Council has been awarded a grant of £700,000, by the Governmen read more

Use of unregistered waste removal company results in prosecution Darren Steele of Everest Drive in Somercotes, appeared before Derby Magistrates Court on 22 February charged with fa read more

Man Charged With Arson After An Incident In Heanor A man has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life after an incident in Heanor, last week. read more




The Amber Valley Info Noticeboard

Read Some Of The Latest Posts On Our Noticeboard

You can't catch Covid-19 from the vaccination. You can't catch Covid-19 from the vaccination. It doesn't contain the live virus and cannot give you COVID-19 infection. It is possibl read more

Stay at home and still vote on 6 May Stay at home and still vote on 6 May in the local elections. Register for your postal vote now!  read more

Monday sees the return of Traffic Cops to our screens. Derbyshire's officers will again star in the popular Channel Five series Traffic Cops.  read more

Heanor Vision Hope & Joy art competition. With 12 High Street Goody Bags on offer and the chance to see your child's artwork on Heanor Market Place, this is a perfect opportunity to read more

Meet With Your Commissioner- Amber Valley Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa invites you to discuss key issues in the Amber Valley area read more







Amber Valley Local News


Derbyshire people go back for second helping of Covid-19 vaccines People all across Derbyshire are going back for a second helping of... read more

"The Queen's words still carry a significant amount of influence - she is the mother of the nation" It is very rare for mem... read more

You can see a full 'Snow Moon' this weekend - here's what to watch out for The night sky will be dominated this weekend by 2021’s ‘Sn... read more

Sainsbury’s pledges to give staff a pay rise and a third bonus since the pandemic started Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has announced... read more

More news from Amber Valley











Cookies


Find out more about cookies we store on your computer.
Advertising


Find out about advertising on Amber Valley info.
Q R Codes


Find out about and download our QR Codes.
Social Media


Amber Valley Info are on Facebook and Twitter.
Legal Stuff


Read our copy of the sites terms and conditions.