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Where to get a test across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

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PLEASE NOTE: The content on this webpage was accurate when published at 09:26 on 07.09.21. The location of MTUs is subject to change in response to local outbreaks. We will endeavour to update this information as soon as possible.

There are a number of ways to access a Covid-19 test across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. This includes if you have symptoms of Covid-19 and also if you don’t have symptoms.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus which are any of: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, you should get a test as soon as possible. The test involves taking a swab of the nose and the back of the throat.

How to book a Covid-19 test
There are a number of ways to access a Covid-19 test across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. You must book in for a test before attending.To book a test, visit: www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or call 119.

What happens after the test
You will receive your test result via text or email within 72 hours. If your test is positive, you must self-isolate immediately. For more information on receiving your result, visit the NHS website. For more information on getting a test, read our COVID-19 testing FAQs below.

Walk-through local testing sites in city can be found at:
– Forest Park and Ride, Nottingham City
– Duke Street car park, Bulwell
– Southglade Leisure Centre car park, Bestwood
– Nottingham University: Park Campus
– Nottingham University: Jubilee Campus
– Nottingham Trent University: Clifton Campus

In county, walk-through local testing sites can be found at:
– Central Avenue car park, Worksop
– Castle House car park, Newark
– Druids Inn car park, Arnold
– Albion Street car park, Beeston
– Market North car park, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Mobile testing units (MTUs)
Mobile testing units (MTUs) are located at temporary locations to help increase access to coronavirus testing. Over the next week, MTUs can be found in the following locations:

Tuesday 14 September – Monday 20 September – West Bridgford
Tuesday 14 September – Wednesday 15 September – Gedling
Tuesday 14 September – Thursday 16 September – Sherwood
Tuesday 14 September – Wednesday 15 September – Hucknall
Tuesday 14 September – Monday 20 September – Mansfield
Thursday 16 September – Sunday 20 September – Broxtowe

Please note: MTUs are sent to specific areas in response to local outbreaks and the above information may change. Please check this webpage regularly for further updates.

Covid-19 testing if you don’t have symptoms
If you don’t have symptoms of Covid-19, there are asymptomatic testing centres in our city and county where you can go for a Covid-19 test.  Around one in three people have coronavirus without showing any symptoms. The community testing programme can help identify people who have the virus but are unaware that they are infectious.

To find out more about asymptomatic testing centres in the city, read here: https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/get-a-covid-19-test

To find out more about asymptomatic testing centres in the county, read here: https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/coronavirus/asymptomatic-community-testing-for-covid-19

Private providers of COVID-19 testing

Free NHS PCR testing is for individuals with symptoms or who have been advised to take a test by a medical practitioner or public agency. Individuals who do not fall into these categories and require a test for other reasons can contact providers for general COVID-19 testing to book a private coronavirus test at their own expense. See more information on the Government website.

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The content on this webpage was accurate when published at 09:26 on 07.09.21.

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