Bassetlaw CCG Chair & Council Leader urge residents to get tested if they have coronavirus symptoms

Joint message from the Leader of Bassetlaw District Council, Cllr Simon Greaves and Chair of Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Eric Kelly:

“It is really important that people in Bassetlaw with coronavirus symptoms - which are any of: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste - get a test as soon as possible. Tests must be booked in advance by calling 119 or via the Government Website. With a local walk-through testing site at Central Avenue Car Park in Worksop and a drive-through Mobile Testing Unit in Retford from Friday 18th December to Sunday 20th December it’s easier than ever to get a test in Bassetlaw. As well as booking test, people with symptoms and anyone they live with must stay at home (self-isolate) until they get their result. The latest self-isolating guidance can be found on the NHS website

“We all want to stop the spread of the virus and protect our loved ones and the idea of testing is to find people with the virus and keep them isolated to avoid it being spread through the wider community. Tracing the contacts of those infected is also vital to stop the disease from spreading. In the run up to the festive period, where many people will be entering Christmas bubbles between 23 and 27 December, getting a test and isolating if you have symptoms is crucial to keeping your family and friends safe.

“Whilst we can’t stress the importance enough of getting a test, people must also continue to follow the guidance on Hands, Space and Face if we are to win the fight against the virus. With positive news on the vaccine, now is not the time to become complacent. Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds. Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and try to keep your distance from those not in your household or support bubble.”

Last Updated on Wednesday, January 27, 2021