Latest information for Kettering Borough on Coronavirus

Published: Friday, 7th August 2020

Kettering residents are being urged to take action to prevent the spread of Covid-19 cases by following local guidance to protect the local community and reduce transmission rates.

We all need to take some simple steps:

  • Limit contact with others outside of your household or bubble
  • Work from home if you can
  • Keep 2 metres from others at all times, use a face covering where you are less than 2 metres apart
  • Avoid using public transport or car sharing, wear face coverings if you cannot avoid these
  • Avoid meeting those outside of your household or bubble in an indoor space
  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly for 20 seconds each time
  • Do not share items with others outside of your household or bubble

Covid-19 symptoms include:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you have Covid-19 symptoms:

  • Do not go to work. Either work from home or report sick, self-isolate and get a test
  • Stay at home, self-isolate and get a test
  • Even if you only have mild Covid-19 symptoms, get a test
  • If you are contacted by test and trace and asked to self-isolate, stay at home for 14 days

 

Coronavirus testing in Kettering

Walk-in coronavirus testing is available in Kettering town centre at a new Local Testing Site (LTS) available at London Road car park, NN15 7QA. The testing site is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

 

Coronavirus testing in Northamptonshire

There is now a page on the NCC website dedicated to sharing the latest information about COVID-19 testing. The page will be updated twice daily with details of mobile testing centres that are available across the county.

Testing is an important part of keeping COVID-19 under control. If you have symptoms of coronavirus or you have been in close contact with someone who has had symptoms, please self-isolate and get tested as soon as you can. Tests can be booked online or by calling 119. Alternatively, you can order a test which you can do at home.