Published: Mon 8th February, 2021
Rapid community testing for Covid-19 is now available in Loughborough for key workers and those who cannot work from home.
A testing site has been set up at Gorse Covert Community Centre in Maxwell Drive.
One in three people who have coronavirus show no symptoms, and rapid lateral flow testing, led by the Leicestershire County Council’s public health team, can help to quickly identify individuals and stop the spread of infection.
Rapid testing is ONLY for those who are eligible, who don’t have symptoms and aren’t already isolating – if you do have symptoms, or you have been told to self-isolate, then you should not attend. It is open to key workers and anyone else in the county who cannot currently work from home.
The lateral flow tests are self-administered at an approved test site – and you can leave the site straight after you have taken your swab. Results will be sent out by text or email by the end of that day. Sites are being created around the county and will be open six days each week.
Anyone who currently cannot work from home and is eligible will be able to book a test.