COVID-19 Community testing centre now open in Buxton – no need to book

Photo credit: Pavilion Gardens

A COVID-19 Community Testing Centre has opened in the Octagon Hall at the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton.

The centre is operating seven days per week, from 9am – 7pm.

High Peak MP Robert Largan said, “Community testing is designed to reduce the rate of infection in a community by identifying people who have Covid but aren’t showing any symptoms. That will lead to a reduction in cases over time.”

“You can get a test at the centre if you don’t have any covid symptoms.”

Once a swab has been taken, you can get your test results back within around just 30 minutes.

Booking is not necessary – the public can turn up at any time during the opening hours.

One in 3 of those with COVID-19 do not have any symptoms, meaning that they could be passing on the virus to anyone they meet.

Community testing is not for those who have coronavirus symptoms. If you DO have symptoms, and therefore need to self isolate – you can book a test as normal via the UK government website at gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

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Photo credit: Pavilion Gardens

Community testing centres across Derbyshire

There are several testing centres open in Derbyshire with a number due to open soon and all the centres are open 7 days per week. You do not need to book at any of the centres, just turn up at a time convenient to you. But please only visit a centre if it’s in your local area – do not travel to another centre outside of your local area:

  • Amber Valley – Heanor:
  • Bolsover – Shirebrook and South Normanton
  • Chesterfield
  • Derbyshire Dales
  • Erewash
  • High Peak – Buxton
  • North East Derbyshire – Clay Cross
  • South Derbyshire – Swadlincote

For more details of all the above testing centres, go to: derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/community-testing/community-testing-for-covid-19

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