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Covid-19 asymptomatic test centres open

New asymptomatic Covid-19 testing centres for Nottingham

Nottingham City Council has extended its asymptomatic testing offer to residents by opening up two new testing centres for people who are not displaying Covid-19 symptoms.

  • The Portland Centre, on Muskham Street in The Meadows, opened on Tuesday 2 March 2021
     
  • Clifton Community Centre, on Southchurch Drive in Clifton, opened on Thursday 4 March 2021

The two new centres offer a free, rapid, Covid-19 test and follow on from the success of the asymptomatic testing at Djanolgy Community Leisure Centre.

Since the testing centre at Djanolgy opened in January, more than 5,500 tests have been carried out on people without Covid symptoms. Of this figure, 53 people have tested positive.

Councillor Sally Longford, Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council, said, “After the success of our testing centre at Djanolgy Community Leisure Centre, we are pleased to now be able to offer a local facility for residents and workers in the south of the city.

“We know residents living around the sites are of working age and more at risk of catching Covid-19 so it is important everyone protects themselves and those around them, whether family, colleagues or people in support bubbles. There are also good transport links to both sites to encourage residents from neighbouring areas to get tested.

“The aim of the asymptomatic testing is to pick up more infections before people become symptomatic and support them to isolate earlier. Self-isolation support payments are available from the council.

"People will not need to display any symptoms to access this test and the results of positive or negative for Covid-19 can be given in under an hour. The offer will be for each person to access a test at least once a week. We are also looking to extend the offer to other areas in the North of the city soon.”

Opening times

The current opening times at the centres are as follows:

The Portland Centre (The Meadows):

  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday 8am-6pm
  • Wednesday 7am-5pm
  • Thursday 8am-6pm
  • Friday 8am-6pm
  • Saturday 8.30am-1pm
  • Sunday CLOSED

Clifton Community Centre (Clifton):

  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday 8am-6pm
  • Wednesday 7am-5pm
  • Thursday 8am-6pm
  • Friday 8am-6pm
  • Saturday 8.30am-1pm
  • Sunday CLOSED

Djanolgy Community Leisure Centre (Forest Fields):

  • Monday 9.30am-6.30pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am-6.30pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am-6.30pm
  • Thursday 9.30am-6.30pm
  • Friday 9.30am-6.30pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-2.30pm
  • Sunday CLOSED

For further information, please visit the Nottingham City Council website.

Date Posted: 
Friday, 26 February, 2021

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