Protect those around you – get a Covid test

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

The Portland Centre, on Muskham Street in The Meadows, will open on Tuesday 2 March.

Clifton Community Centre, on Southchurch Drive in Clifton, will open on Thursday 4 March.

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

Since the testing centre at Djanogly 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.

Cllr Sally Longford, Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council, said: “After the success of our testing centre at Djanogly 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 citizens 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.”

The current opening times at the centres are as follows:

Clifton Community Centre (Clifton):
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 8am – 6pm
Wednesday: 7am – 5pm
Thursday: 8am – 6pm
Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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

Djanogly 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

(Please note for up-to-date times visit www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/asymptomatictesting)

Above: Councillor Toby Neal is pictured getting tested at Djanogly Community Leisure Centre.

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