Friday, 25 September 2020
A new coronavirus test centre will open at University Park next week as part of a pilot for new walk-through sites accessible on foot or by bike.
Tests will still need to be booked either by ringing 119 or booking via the NHS website.
Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, however mild, can get a free swab test that takes less than a minute.
The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
The new site is hosted by the University of Nottingham, in the grounds of the Visitor Car Park. It is designed for access either on foot or by bike, not by car. Therefore parking will not be available.
Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout (including travelling to and from the testing centre).
Testing at the new site will start from Monday and the facility will be open to students, staff and members of the local community.
A further walk-through site is being planned for the University’s Jubilee Campus and is set to open in October.