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Community testing for COVID-19

Our community testing for COVID-19 is now available across Derbyshire. 


One in 3 of those with COVID-19 do not have any symptoms, meaning that they could be passing on the virus to anyone they meet.

Our community testing programme offers regular testing to those who are at most risk of passing on the virus, which is those who are still going out to work and spend time with colleagues or the public.

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.

Community testing is not for those who have coronavirus symptoms. They should book a test in the usual way.

Our testing centres

You don't need to book, just turn up at a time convenient to you.

To find out if there's a queue at the time you wish to visit please go to the government's national community testing website.

Amber Valley - Heanor

Wilmot Street Centre, Wilmot Street, Heanor, DE75 7EF.

Open 7 days per week from 7.45am to 7pm.

Parking at the car park next to the Wilmot Street Centre is free for those going for a test.

Bolsover district

Hillstown Village Hall, Nesbit Street, Hills Town, Bolsover, S44 6LW.

Open 7 days per week from 7.45am to 7pm.

Chesterfield

Queen's Park North Car Park, Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield S40 2NF. This is in Portacabins based in the car park.

Open 7 days per week from 7.45am to 7pm.

Staveley Speedwell Rooms, Inkersall Road, Staveley, S43 3JL.

Open 7 days per week from 7.45am to 7pm.

Derbyshire Dales

The Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock, DE4 3NL.

Open 7 days per week from 7.45am to 7pm.

Free parking while you're having your test at the Imperial Rooms car park.

Erewash - Ilkeston

EMH Group Car Park, Longfield House, Hallam Fields Road, Ilkeston, DE7 4BR. Open Mondays and Fridays from 9am to 5pm.

Lower Bath Street car park, Ilkeston, DE7 8FG. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 5pm.

These sites will close on Friday 23 April 2021.

Erewash - Long Eaton

West Park Leisure Centre, Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4AA.

Open 7 days per week from 7.45am to 7pm.

High Peak - Buxton

Pavilion Gardens (access from the promenade), St John's Road, Buxton, SK17 6BE.

Testing is taking place in the arts centre / cinema within the Pavilion Gardens.

Open 7 days per week from 7.45am to 7pm.

High Peak - New Mills

New Mills Adult Education Centre, Spring Bank, New Mills, SK22 4AZ.

This centre will close on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

Opening hours:

  • Mondays from 9am to 7pm
  • Tuesdays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm
  • Saturdays from 9am to midday

North East Derbyshire - Clay Cross

Clay Cross Social Centre, Market Street, Clay Cross, S45 9JE.

Open 7 days per week from 7.45am to 7pm.

South Derbyshire - Swadlincote

Midway Community Centre, Chestnut Ave, Swadlincote DE11 0EW (car park: Rowan Drive, DE11 0FF).

Open 7 days per week from 7.45am to 7pm.

Coming for a test at our centres

We'll not turn anyone away but ask that people don't travel long distances. Children need to be aged 11 or over to get a test. Please make sure that anyone aged under 16 is accompanied by a parent or guardian.

If you have a smart phone please bring it with you, fully charged, to register for your test result. If you don't have a smart phone, staff will be available to help you on site.

Please bring a face covering as you'll need to wear it in the testing centre.

Those attending are asked not to bring bags or other items with them that they don't consider to be essential.

If you've tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days please do not come for a test and please do not come if you've recently been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus.

If you have a smartphone

If you have a smartphone, after you've had the lateral flow test you can leave the centre. The result from the test will be sent to you by text, usually within 30 minutes.

If your result is negative it means COVID-19 was not detected on the day. If you and your household do not have any symptoms of coronavirus you can continue to carry on your usual daily activities. We'd ask that you come back each week while your local centre is open to have another test. A negative test is not a guarantee and you should continue to follow prevention measures including regular hand washing, social distancing, and using face coverings in enclosed spaces.

If your result is positive you and your household will need to begin isolating for 10 days immediately.

If you don't have a smartphone

If you don't have a smartphone you'll be asked to stay at the site until the result comes through. This usually takes around 30 minutes. If the result is negative it means COVID-19 was not detected on the day. If you and your household do not have any symptoms of coronavirus you can continue to carry on your usual daily activities.

If the result is positive you and your household will need to begin isolating for 10 days immediately.

Help and support if you test positive

If you test positive at one of our community testing sites you and your household will need self-isolate for the next 10 days. You'll be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will be asked to take a confirmatory PCR test.

If you need financial or practical help to self-isolate and you don't have family or friends to support you, our staff on site can advise you, or please call our Community Response Unit tel: 01629 535091.

We can also help you find other services who can offer support for your mental health while you're self-isolating.

If you run your own business we can help you make sure you're getting all the financial support on offer.