CORONAVIRUS: Miss Lincolnshire contestant among latest to use community testing

One of the contestants for Miss Lincolnshire is among the thousands who have now taken the rapid coronavirus test in Boston.
Mia Rothwell is testedMia Rothwell is tested
Mia Rothwell is tested

Mia Rothwell, 21, visited the site at Haven High Academy’s Tollfield Campus to get her test, and urged others to do the same.

There are two sites in Boston – the other is at Boston College’s Peter Paine Sports centre – and anyone can go and be tested as long as they are not displaying symptoms from 8am to 8pm.

Mia, who is a student, model and business owner in Boston, said: “The testing process is really simple and easy to do.

“The staff at the site are really helpful in guiding you on where to go, and what to do, and you are in and out within 5 minutes, and you get a result sent to your phone within an hour after your test.”

Cllr Paul Skinner, Leader of Boston Borough Council, said: “I am pleased to hear so many of Boston’s residents have taken up the opportunity of a symptom-free test. Boston was delighted to be able to launch targeted community testing for people without symptoms, and this type of testing is already helping to stop the spread of this deadly virus here in our town.

“Thank you to the whole team behind this programme for their continued support in running the testing centres – the guidance and support they are providing those arriving for tests is unsurpassed. I’d urge everyone to book a test and play your part in slowing the spread of this virus.”

Around 6,000 people have used the testing centres in Boston. Figures for the end of January showed Haven High had 2,318 and Peter Paine 3,699. There were 21 positives recorded at Haven (0.91%) by the end of January and 47 (1.27%) at Peter Paine.

Those tested are advised that they should continue to obey all the current guidelines, whatever their results.

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