An extra Covid-19 testing site will be in operation in Rotherham this week.
In addition to the existing Covid testing centres at Midland Road and Forge Island there will be a drive-through Covid-19 Mobile Testing Unit in the car park at Maltby Leisure Centre on Friday August 21. It will be open between 10am and 4pm.
You can book an appointment by going to the NHS website or by calling 119.
Tests are available for anyone:
- with coronavirus symptoms, however mild
- who is concerned that they have been in contact who is Covid-19 positive
Rotherham was recently removed from a Government “watch list” but residents need to continue to do their bit.
The latest seven-day infection rate figures show that covid-19 infections in Rotherham have slightly increased to 14.7 per 100,000, although this is still lower than the local authority areas on the Government’s watchlist, which Rotherham was removed from two weeks ago.
There were 40 positive cases in Rotherham last week.
A spokesperson for Rotherham Council, said: “Although we are no longer on watchlist, the rate of infection in the borough is still higher than we would like, and we would encourage residents to remain alert. Many local authority areas have seen significant rises in cases recently which is why we are asking you to continue to rigerously follow the guidelines and help keep Rotherham open.
“In order to tackle our infection rate, we are actively encouraging anyone with symptoms, however mild, or with any cause for concern, to get tested as soon as possible.”