Thousands already using Derbyshire community covid test centres
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Most have tested negative, but a small number, 304 (1.4 per cent), were shown to be positive.
Further centres are expected to be announced within the next week.
Dean Wallace, the county’s director of public health said: “I’d like to thank all those who have been in for a test.
“The number of people testing positive is small, but this means that all these people who otherwise would not have known they were carrying the virus are now self-isolating, as are their contacts and are not spreading the virus further.
”I’d like to ask everyone to keep coming back for another test every week while the centres are open.”
Other established methods of testing for people with symptoms will continue alongside community testing and people who have a high temperature, continuous cough or have lost their sense of small or taste should book a test online in the usual way.
Those attending are asked to wear a face covering but not to bring bags or other items with them that they don’t consider to be essential.
Parents or guardians are asked to accompany those aged 11 to 16.
Centre addresses and opening times are available here.
To find out what the demand is like at the centres when you want to go along, click here.