Mansfield Palace Theatre to host Covid-19 community testing programme
Rapid lateral flow testing will be available at Mansfield Palace Theatre from Tuesday after the testing centre at Oak Tree Leisure Centre closes on Saturday.
The centre is preparing to re-open for sports and fitness activities, subject to the Government's roadmap.
Mayor Andy Abrahams said: "One in three people with Covid-19 have no symptoms, which is why it is important that we all get tested regularly.
"With the planned reopening of non-essential retail and hospitality sectors in the town centre, the Palace Theatre provides a safe and convenient venue for regular testing.
"We hope businesses, residents and visitors will make use of the facility."
Community testing will be available at the Leeming Street venue on Tuesdays to Fridays, from 8.30am to 4.30pm, and on Saturdays between 9am to 4pm.
No appointment is needed but people must wear a face covering and are asked to take a smartphone with them, if possible, to register for the test and to receive their results.
Anyone who doesn’t have a smartphone will receive help from staff at the site, the council says.
Mansfield Town Football Club will continue to host a community testing centre on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 9am to 7pm, and 10am to 2pm, on Sundays.
People who are in households or bubbles of school pupils and staff can collect test-at-home kits from either of the Mansfield venues from 1pm on the days they are open.
All testing centres across Nottinghamshire will be closed on Good Friday April 2, Easter Sunday April 4 and Bank Holiday Monday April 5.
To find out more, visit www.mansfield.gov.uk/coronavirus/communitytesting.