Worksop walk through Covid-19 testing site

Worksop walk through Covid-19 testing site

If you have symptoms of coronavirus which are any of: a new, continuous cough, a high temperature and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, you should get a test.

You must book a test by calling 119 or visiting Get a coronavirus test.

You may be given an appointment at the walk-through testing site at the Central Avenue car park in Worksop which is operated by the Department for Health and Social Care and located at Central Avenue car park, Central Avenue, Worksop. S80 1EW. The testing site is located on the right hand side of the Car Park.

Please be aware that this is a walk in facility only. You cannot access the testing site by vehicle. If you are driving, please park in the left hand side of the car park and follow the signs or park elsewhere and walk up to the site. You should not take public transport to get to the site or return home. If using the testing site, you must not visit any shops or other premises prior to your test and should return home immediately afterwards.

To ensure the site is Covid secure you must wear a face mask, adhere to social distancing and have a form of identification with you.

Map of car park

 

Who can book a test for the Local Testing Site?

Anyone with symptoms of coronavirus which are any of: a new, continuous cough, a high temperature or loss or change to sense of smell or taste can book a test online with Get a coronavirus test or by calling 119.

What do I need to take with me?

You must wear a face mask and have a form of identification, such as a driving licence, passport, NHS card or utilities bill. You will not be admitted to site without a face covering.


What if it is busy?

If the site is busy, you may have to queue. Please ensure you follow social distancing of two metres at all times.

How do I get to the site?

You can drive, walk or cycle to Central Avenue car park and then walk through to the  testing site. You must not use public transport. This is to help protect others and stop the spread of coronavirus.

What is this test for?

It is a PCR test, to test whether you have COVID-19. It is not an antibody test to identify if you have had or are immune to the virus.

When will I get my results

You will receive your test result via text or email within 72 hours and will be told what to do next.

Can I bring family members?

Only those having a test should attend the test site. If you are unable to leave family members at home, they may accompany you on site, but must also be wearing a face covering.

Site security reserves the right to refuse entry to additional persons above those booked for testing.

Why are you using Central Avenue car park?

Central Avenue car park has been selected for a Local Testing Site (LTS) by local public health leaders because it is well known, easy to find, and is a fairly large, level space. It has also been used for the mobile testing unit programme during the past six months.

Can I visit any shops whilst I am in town?

No. You must you must not visit any shops or other premises prior to your test and should return home immediately afterwards.

How do you accommodate women who require segregation for religious or other reasons?

A number of bays on each site can be split off using curtains and female staff members can be available on those bays if required. These curtains are then cleaned down after each use.

 


Last Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2020