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Covid-19 test kits now available in High Peak libraries

People can now pick up Covid-19 test kits in the High Peak's eight libraries and mobile library vans. 

The lateral flow test kits are now available to collect for people with no symptoms.

Rapid lateral flow tests help to find cases in people who may have no symptoms but are still infectious and can give the virus to others.

The test involves taking a sample from your tonsils (or where they would have been) and from your nose, using a swab. The result is usually available within 30 minutes.

The borough's eight libraries are located in: 

  • Glossop (Talbot Road)
  • Gamesley (Grindleford Grove) 
  • Hadfield (Railway Street)
  • Chapel-en-le-Frith (Market Square) 
  • Hayfield (Kinder Road)
  • Buxton (Kents Bank Road)
  • New Mills (Hall Street)
  • Whaley Bridge (Market Street)

Hadfield library - one of the libraries in the borough where you can now pick up Covid-19 test kits 

Derbyshire County Council, which runs the libraries, is encouraging people to continue getting tested regularly for Covid-19 to help prevent the spread of the virus - particularly as one in three people with Covid-19 have no symptoms. 

Test kits can also be picked up from pharmacies, through home ordering, or from one of the county council's mobile testing vans.

People who have Covid-19 symptoms need to order a PCR test online at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Councillor Carol Hart, Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Health and Communities, said: “Vaccinations are vital in helping to reduce the impacts of Covid 19 but anything we can do to help prevent the spread of the virus is still key.

"That’s why we’re encouraging everyone to carry on testing themselves, and their families, in order to reduce the spread further.”

People can get more information about where to pick up test kits, how to take a test and what to do if your test is positive online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/communitytesting

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