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Swadlincote coronavirus testing station opens

22 December 2020

People living in Swadlincote, South Derbyshire, are the first in the county to be invited for a coronavirus test as part of our plans for targeted community testing.


The first centre, at Grove Hall, Swadlincote, opened yesterday. Two further centres, Midway Community Centre and Gresley Old Hall, will both open on 29 December 2020.

The test is for those over the age of 11 who live locally, and who don't have symptoms. The testing will identify people with COVID-19, enable support for those who have to self-isolate and drive infection rates down further in the county.

Thank you to the 95 people who have already registered their interest in working at the testing stations. We're still looking for more people to take on the team leader roles so if you're able to help, either full or part time, please register your interest.

At the moment we’re concentrating on staffing for the Swadlincote test sites, but we'll contact people who have offered to help in other areas soon.

Find out more about the testing stations.