Call out to residents in Hadley, Leegomery, Oakengates and Ketley Bank to get tested

Message from Liz Noakes, Director of Public Health

Call out to residents in Hadley, Leegomery, Oakengates and Ketley Bank to get tested

Do you live in Hadley/Leegomery/Oakengates/Ketley Bank?
If yes, we are asking you to get tested as soon as possible!
 
Infection rate in our borough remains low – however, in these areas, the case numbers are slightly higher compared to the rest.
We want to do all we can to reduce the numbers further so please play your part!
 
GET TESTED!
1 in 3 people have no symptoms, you could be spreading the virus without knowing.
You might not be poorly, but by you not getting tested, you could give it to someone who could end up in hospital.
 
 
It’s very easy to get a test.
You can:
1/ Go to a Council’s  rapid testing site – book your appointment on rapidtest.telford.gov.uk
Your nearest site might be The Place Theatre, Oakengates – TF26EP
 
2/ Go to a local pharmacy - to get tested there or to collect home test kits
To get tested at a pharmacy, book your appointment on rapidtest.telford.gov.uk
For collection, you don’t need an appointment – everyone over 18 can collect.
These might be your nearest pharmacies but you can find a detailed list with opening hours on this website.
•         Shire Pharmacy TF2 6RX
•         JHoots Pharmacy TF6 6ED
•         AS Kitching TF2 6EP
•         RJR Chemist TF1 1PZ
•         Lloyds Pharmacy (Sainsbury’s) TF3 4AG
•         Malinslee TF3 2BF
•         Donnington Pharmacy TF2 8EA
 
3/ Go to other collection points across the borough to pick up your home test kits – no appointment needed, everyone over 18 can collect
You can find a detailed list of all the borough’s collection points on our website.
Your nearest ones (in addition to the pharmacies listed above) might be: 
  -The Place Theatre, Oakengates - TF26EP – open for collection:
Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm  and 2.30pm - 7pm
Sunday, 10am - 2.30pm.
Closed on Saturday.
 
-          NHS Test and Trace sites – open for collection 2.30pm-8pm:
•         Wellington - Wrekin Road Car Park, TF1 1YZ
•         Donnington, Donnington Wood Bowling Club,  TF2 8HU
•         Oakengates, The Place Car Park, TF2 6EN
 
4/ Order home test kits online to be delivered to your address-  if you can’t use any of the options above
 
5/ Check to see if your employer provides testing kits – some employers offer this option


When testing at home:
-           register your results online or by calling 119.
-          if you have a positive result, you should self-isolate and book a confirmatory PCR test.
If you have any main coronavirus symptoms, book a free PCR test
 
Please do your bit to help stop the spread, reduce our case numbers further and avoid  getting back to tougher restrictions!
Thank you!




 

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