The pause in provision in Sleaford is to allow essential work at the site, as partners in the scheme look at securing further provision.
The Government recommends regular testing for people who are asymptomatic – meaning they have no symptoms of Covid – to help them, their families and their communities stay well. Anyone with Covid symptoms should self-isolate immediately and get a PCR test here https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
Kits are available from the mobile unit at the site every day this week, between 10am-3pm. Then, from 3pm this Sunday, April 25, this provision will switch to weekends only.
Work is ongoing to secure increased testing provision in Sleaford again from early May, and any updates will be shared as soon as more on this is available.
There are also a number of alternative ways to access a home test kit during this time:
- Delivered to your home free, by ordering here: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
- Collection from a number of pharmacies and other locations: https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/findatestcenter.html
- Collection from asymptomatic testing locations, and symptomatic test locations at certain times, here: https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-support-services/community-help-volunteering/8?documentId=413&categoryId=20126
You can also take a Lateral Flow Test onsite and pick up a test kit at the roving unit in place on the next three Thursdays based at ONE NK in North Hykeham. It will be open from 10am-3pm on April 29, May 6 and May 13.