Brackmills hosts free coronavirus testing

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Mon, 09/07/2020 - 14:48

 

 

Free coronavirus testing is taking place on Brackmills Industrial Estate this week – part of the BID’s commitment to getting people back to work safely.

Testing, supported by Northamptonshire County Council and Brackmills BID, is taking place at Startech.com, on Gowerton Road.

Sara Homer, BID Chief Executive, said: We were testing all of last week and have tested hundreds of people, well over 200 every day. Some people live in the area, others work on the estate. Some people brought their children ahead of their return to school. You do not need to have symptoms or be concerned that you have the virus to get a test. Everyone is welcome and we are delighted to be supporting another week of testing.

The BID has funded two portable toilets for staff manning the testing centre, to ensure no one needs to access businesses premises unnecessarily.

Testing is available on Brackmills from Monday 7th to Friday 11th September 10.30am to 3.30pm at: Startech.com, Unit B, Pinnacle 15, Gowerton Road, Brackmills, Northampton NN4 7BW

How do I access testing?

This testing site is accessible on foot or by car. Advance booking is not essential but is recommended. You can book your test here https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/antigen/name or by calling 119. If you have booked in advance, please take your registration details or QR code with you.

If you are driving to the testing site, please keep your car windows closed until staff ask you to open them.

Who needs to get tested for coronavirus?

If you have symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, or you have been in close contact with someone who has had symptoms, you should self-isolate and get a test as soon as you can.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • High temperature
  • New, continuous cough
  • Change or loss of sense of smell or taste

What should I do if I test positive?

If you test positive for coronavirus, you must stay at home for at least 10 days and until you feel better. Anyone else in your household must also stay at home for 14 days.

Follow the national stay at home guidance for households with possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection.