Residents are urged to continue regular testing as Covid-19 cases remain high across the Borough
Published on Tuesday, 2nd November 2021
With cases remaining high across Nuneaton and Bedworth, knowing how often and when to take a LFT or PCR test is more important than ever before to help to control the spread of the virus.
Home lateral flow test (LFT) kits can be collected from local pharmacies (you will need to give the pharmacy a code – find out how to get your code here), ordered online at https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests or by calling 119. It is advised that people take one of these tests every 3-4 days, particularly if they have regular contact with others.
People with no COVID-19 symptoms who would prefer to test at a dedicated testing site can attend United Reform Church in Nuneaton on weekdays 9.15am to 4.45pm and on Saturdays 10.15am to 3.45pm. Those attending will need to supply a mobile phone number as test results are sent via text, this number can belong to a friend or family member. Kits for home testing can also be collected from this location, and car parking is available in the local area.
In addition to continuing to take lateral flow tests every 3-4 days, those with symptoms of COVID-19 or anyone who has been in contact with a positive case should self-isolate and book an NHS PCR test. PCR tests must be booked at a local testing site or mobile testing unit in advance. There is a PCR test site located within the Borough of Nuneaton and Bedworth. People can call 119 or go to www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test, to make an appointment.
Cllr Julian Gutteridge, Portfolio holder for Health and Environment said:
“We need to carry on testing regularly to help control the spread of the virus, especially now as we are going into the winter months and seeing a rise in cases.
“Please take a lateral flow test every 3-4 days and self-isolate and book a PCR test if you have symptoms or have been in close contact with a positive case.”
For more information about COVID-19 testing options, visit warwickshire.gov.uk/covid-19-testing-warwickshire
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