Sleaford gym closes as worker Covid testing site

As of today, Wednesday, lateral flow tests and home test kits will no longer be available from the Better Gym site in Sleaford as it gears up to prepare for reopening to the public.

Better Gym. Now closed as a Covid test site for local workers and families. EMN-210331-111551001

The change will allow the Better Gym site on East Road to prepare to reopen as an indoor leisure facility once more, and offer outdoor classes from April 1 having served the area as a testing facility since the start of February.

Outdoor sports resume from April 1 on the five-aside pitch according to the roadmap.

The site had been opened for local key workers to get tested regularly and then provide families of secondary school children with test kits as part of the government’s ongoing test and trace scheme.

Alternative options are being worked on including the potential to provide temporary provision of home testing kits in Sleaford in its place.

North Kesteven District Council says it will share an update on this as soon as it is available.

Those who are asymptomatic can also continue to access a lateral flow test and home test kits from the following asymptomatic testing locations:

▶️ Boston - Fenside Community Centre, Taverner Rd, Boston, PE21 8NL

▶️ Boston - Skirbeck St Nicholas Community Centre, Fishtoft Rd, Boston, PE21 0DJ

▶️ Gainsborough - Gainsborough Leisure Centre, The Avenue, Gainsborough DN21 1EP

▶️ Grantham - Grantham Meres Leisure Centre Trent Road, Grantham, NG31 7XQ

▶️ Horncastle - Stanhope Hall, 1 Boston Road, Horncastle, LN9 6EY

▶️ Lincoln - Lincoln City Football Club, LNER Stadium, Lincoln, LN5 8LD

▶️ Lincoln - Lincoln Croft Street (St Swithins) Community Centre, Croft Street, Baggholme Road, Off Monks Road, Lincoln, LN2 5AX (until 8pm tomorrow, March 31)

▶️ Louth - Meridian Leisure Centre, Wood Lane, Louth, LN11 8SA

▶️ Skegness - Arts Room, Embassy Theatre, Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UG

▶️ Trusthorpe - Trusthorpe Village Hall, Sutton Road, Trusthorpe, LN12 2PL