Reader video - 'book your coronavirus test at Daventry Leisure Centre today'

Coronavirus testing is up and running at Daventry Leisure Centre.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 9:37 am

Rapid testing is available even for people who do not have symptoms of Covid-19.

The aim is to identify the one in three people who may be infectious without being aware, in order to reduce spread of the virus.

Rapid testing enables swift action to be taken to protect colleagues and family members of those who test positive with Covid-19 and to reduce any onward risk of transmission.

Have you been tested for coronavirus?
Have you been tested for coronavirus?

The new site will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30am to midday and 1pm to 6.30pm, providing a wide variety of testing slots. Each test involves a swab of the mouth and nose and provides a result within 30 minutes.

Marie Davis, who lives in Kilsby, said: "I really hope my video helps to raise awareness.

"I am going to Daventry Tuesday and Friday evenings for my test as I am self-employed and want to make sure I am keeping safe."

Testing slots must be booked online in advance using this web link https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/Pages/covid-19- community-based-testing.aspx

For more information on Lateral Flow Device testing and guidance on how to book a testing slot, visit https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/Pages/covid-19- community-based-testing.aspx

If you do have Covid-19 symptoms, do not use these sites, call 119 or visit https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test