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Loughborough Local Testing Site

Our Customer Service Centre on Southfield Road is now open for essential enquiries by appointment only. Please be aware that it is mandatory for face coverings to be worn on the premises. More information, including how to make an appointment, can be found in this news story.

There is a walk-through Covid-19 Local Testing Site in Limehurst Avenue, Loughborough.

Local Testing Sites are designed to supplement existing testing routes such as regional and mobile testing units. They are part of a national network being created by the government. 

The concept behind a walk-through local test site is that it is aimed at those without a car who are unable to use a drive-through test site. The site therefore offers walk-through appointments only. Appointments can be booked at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.

Please only book a test if you have one of the symptoms of Covid-19, such as a high temperature, a new continuous cough or loss of smell or taste. Users attending the site will be asked to self-swab.

Why was this location chosen when it is close to some residential areas?

The Council was asked to identify a number of potential sites in Loughborough, but the final decision on the most suitable location was due to the requirements of the NHS Test & Trace Service.

As the site is for walk-through testing it’s important that it is easily accessible on foot for the local community, and therefore it needs to be close to residential areas.  

How can I complain about the operation of the site?

If you have any concerns about the operation of the site, you should call 119.

We are aware that there have been some initial issues with people trying to find the site, and the NHS Test & Trace Service have confirmed that they will be improving signage.

People are attending the site without wearing a face covering, is that allowed?

There is no requirement to wear a face-covering in an outdoor space (due to low risk of spread of COVID-19), although we do strongly encourage anyone visiting the site for a test to wear a face-covering, and to comply with social distancing requirements.

People are parking in Limehurst Avenue and then entering the site

We are monitoring for any parking issues.

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Last updated: Fri 9th October, 2020 @ 09:03