New asymptomatic Covid testing centre open in Bulwell

A new asymptomatic testing centre for people who are not displaying Covid-19 symptoms has opened in Bulwell.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 10:46 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 10:50 am

The new site will be at the Ken Martin Leisure Centre and is one of three new testing venues being opened by Nottingham City Council, with the other two at Buzz Bingo in Top Valley and Strelley Social Club in Strelley.

The Bulwell site is open from 8am to 6pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 7am to 5pm on Wednesdas and 8.30am to 1pm on Saturdays.

The centres will be run by Nottingham City Council and will encourage people without symptoms of Covid-19 (asymptomatic) to drop in and get a free rapid Covid-19 test.

A new asymptomatic Covid test site is now open in Bulwell. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Coun Sally Longford, deputy leader of the council, said: “I’m pleased that we are opening more asymptomatic testing centres so that more of our residents can easily access a free Covid test.

"With results in an hour, asymptomatic testing offers reassurance and peace of mind.

"The additional mobile testing facilities in Bulwell, Strelley and Top Valley will be a big help as we continue to tackle the virus and monitor for outbreaks of new variants.

“The aim of the asymptomatic testing is to pick up more infections before people become symptomatic and support them to isolate earlier.

"People will not need to display any symptoms to access this test and the results of positive or negative for Covid-19 can be given in under an hour.

"The offer will be for each person to access a test at least once a week.”

For further information and up to date times for the centres, click here.