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Help us splash a little colour around the Covid-19 local testing sites in Kettering and Corby

Published: Monday, 17th August 2020

Kettering and Corby Borough Councils are hoping youngsters can help brighten up their Local Testing Sites (LTS) for Covid-19!

Whilst summer activities may be limited this year due to the pandemic, nothing stops children from putting their artistic skills to the test, and with the current testing centre staying for longer than usual, we want to splash a bit of colour on the walls and give residents a reason to smile when they go to get tested.

For residents in Kettering, the testing centre is situated in the London Road car park and is open 7 days a week from 8am-8pm.

For residents in Corby, the centre is situated on James Ashworth VC Square and is open 7 days a week from 8am-8pm.

If you would like to submit some artwork to be displayed, please take a copy with your name and age (optional) to the following locations, depending on which borough you live in:

  • Kettering residents:

By post:

Kettering Borough Council
Bowling Green Road
NN15 7QX

Or, if you are dropping off the artwork directly to the council offices, please post through the outdoor letterbox to the right of the entrance doors.

  • Corby residents:

Please drop the artwork to the entrance of the Testing Centre on James Ashworth VC Square, Corby. (You do not need to enter the testing centre, someone will be manning the entrance everyday from 8.00am-8.00pm).

We’d like to see positive, colourful creations, such as: rainbows, flowers, animals, pretty landscapes and more!

Cllr Lesley Thurland, Deputy Leader of Kettering Borough Council, said: “We are looking forward to seeing some new, colourful masterpieces added to the testing centres to lift people’s spirits and give some of the community’s young, budding artists the opportunity to showcase their creative work when residents are taking the test for Covid-19. We would also like to remind residents to follow national guidance to keep yourself and others safe.”

Cllr Jean Addison, Deputy Leader of Corby Borough Council, said: “Whilst it only takes 5 minutes to be tested for Coronavirus, some colour in the testing centre would of course give the place a happier feel. It’s important for everyone’s spirits to be lifted during this time so why not be a part of the Covid response by giving people a reason to smile when they enter the testing centre.”

Note to Editor

Tests can be booked online or by calling 119. Tests are free and no appointment is necessary, but advance booking is recommended.

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

If you're in any doubt, book a test.