Pop Up Coronavirus Testing Site Visits Ilkeston This Weekend

Written by on 13 August 2020

A pop-up drive-through coronavirus testing site will be in place in Ilkeston town centre this week from Friday 14 August to Monday 17 August.

It follows an appeal by Dean Wallace, Director of Public Health for Derbyshire, for anyone who lives or socialises in Ilkeston and has coronavirus symptoms to get tested after four people who visited some of the town’s pubs on Friday 31 July and Saturday 1 August tested positive for the virus.

The drive-through testing site will be at Erewash Borough Council’s car park on Pimlico (postcode DE7 8AA). There will be no parking available in the car park while the testing station is in place.

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms, no matter how mild, should book an appointment online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.

Mr Wallace said: “This is an opportunity for people who live and socialise in and around Ilkeston to act quickly and book a test either tomorrowSaturday, Sunday or Monday.

“It’s so important that anyone showing coronavirus symptoms, even if they’re mild, does the right thing and gets tested to help stop the spread of the virus.”


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