New longer-term COVID-19 testing site opens in Kettering
Walk-in coronavirus testing is now available in Kettering town centre
The new Local Testing Site (LTS) provides longer-term testing availability than the Mobile Testing Units which are also deployed around the county.
It will be open at London Road car park, NN15 7QA, seven days a week for at least the next four weeks.
Opening hours for the launch of the testing site are:
• Friday 31 July – 10am to 5pm
• Saturday 1 August onwards – 8am to 8pm
Improving access to COVID-19 testing is an important part of county-wide efforts to control the spread of the virus, and the new facility will give people in Kettering a longer-term option for getting tested in their area.
Anyone experiencing any of the following coronavirus symptoms, however, mild, should isolate at home with the rest of their household and book a test:
• New, continuous cough
• High temperature
• Loss or change in sense of smell or taste
Tests can be booked online at nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119. No appointment is necessary to access testing at the new London Road LTS, but advance booking is recommended.
People who test positive for COVID-19 will be helped by the NHS test and trace service to identify the people they’ve recently been in contact with so they can be alerted.
Anyone who has had close recent contact with someone with coronavirus must then self-isolate for 14 days, if they are advised to do so by the NHS test and trace service, to help contain the spread of infection.