Duston Parish Council

Connecting the Community

WW1 Centenary Duston Remembers

Clerk: Mr Justin Gleich
Duston Community Centre
Pendle Road, Duston
Northamptonshire NN5 6DT

Tel: 01604 583626

❗New Lateral Flow Device Testing Site Launches in Northampton❗

New Lateral Flow Device Testing Site Launches in Northampton

A third community Lateral Flow Device Testing Centre has opened at Danes Camp Leisure Centre, operated by Trilogy Leisure in Northampton. The location of this site is ideal for staff from the business parks located between Northampton and South Northants, in addition to workers across Northampton and surrounding areas. Lateral Flow Device testing is otherwise known as rapid testing and is used in people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19. The aim is to identify one in three people who may be infectious without being aware, in order to reduce the spread of the virus. Rapid testing enables swift action to be taken to protect colleagues and family members of those who test positive with COVID-19 and to reduce any onward risk of transmission. The new site will be open Monday to Friday from 07:30 am to 13:00 pm and 14:30 – 20:00 pm and at weekends from 09:00 am to 13:00pm, providing employees with a range of time slots to access the testing. Each test involves a swab of the mouth and nose and provides a result within 30 minutes. Testing slots must be booked online in advance using this weblink https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/Pages/covid-19- community-based-testing.aspx Priority is given to workers in the following sectors: 

Health or social care

Transportation

Education or childcare (if not receiving regular rapid tests via the workplace)

Essential shop, supermarkets or financial services

Food production or processing

Warehousing, packing or distribution

Essential public sector services including waste, bin collections, security etc

Construction, utilities or communications

Agency workers

Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 12:45 by Parish Office

Tags: Covid-19, Lateral Flow Testing