Coronavirus Testing in Doncaster
Testing is one of the tools that will help us get through the pandemic and back to normal. There are lots of ways to help you get the test you need.
If you have symptoms:
· a high temperature
· a new, continuous cough
· a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
If you have coronavirus symptoms (including a high temperature / a new, continuous cough / a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) then you need to take a symptomatic test (also known as a PCR test).
This can be done by booking a test at one of the symptomatic testing sites or by ordering a home test kit. Book online or call 119.
There's plenty of capacity at local test sites should you have Covid symptoms and need a test, appointments have to be booked via the national system using the link button above. The local sites are:
· Doncaster Sheffield Airport
· Adwick Park and Ride
· Bridge Street Car Park, Thorne
· Chappell Drive Car Park
You must self-isolate and only leave your home to get tested.
Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.
Symptomatic people should not be using Lateral Flow Tests to check for positives – whether that is using your supply at home or going to one of the community testing sites. These tests should only be used by people WITHOUT symptoms.
If you have additional new onset symptoms you're concerned about:
If you have new symptoms that feel different to usual and have cause for a concern that you think you may have COVID-19. For example if you, or someone in your household, has had contact with a person that tested positive for COVID-19 in the last two weeks.
Please book a symptomatic (PCR) test and when completing the form you will be asked "Why are you getting tested?" when completing this section, please select:
- My local council or health protection team has asked me (or someone I live with) to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms.
People without the classic symptoms do NOT need to self-isolate but they can book a test using the guidance above.
If you don't have symptoms
Regular testing will help us drive down our Covid numbers locally. 1 in 3 people don't show symptoms so the more of us that get tested regularly, the quicker we can stop the spread and get Doncaster back to the life we love.
Under the current national lockdown guidance, people are still able to leave their homes for a Coronavirus test and so it is vital that we use this time to drive down Doncaster’s rates as much as possible, especially as some people are still working in the community during this period as well as leaving their homes for essential purposes, such as supermarket shopping and medical care.
If you do not have symptoms you can access a test known as a Lateral Flow Device test, LFD test, a rapid result test or a rapid lateral flow test.
Rapid Lateral Flow Testing Sites
Tests are free and you do not need to book.
The Springboard Centre, Hexthorpe Boxing Club, Shadyside, Hexthorpe, Doncaster, DN4 0DH. It is open 7 days a week, 7am-1pm Monday to Friday and 7am-1pm Saturday and Sunday.
The Sports Hall, entrance road by the former Youth Club/Stainforth SMILE (off Church Road), Stainforth, Doncaster. It is open 7 days a week, 7am-7pm Monday to Friday and 10am-3pm Saturday and Sunday.
The Ivanhoe Centre, Gardens Lane, Conisbrough, Doncaster DN12 3JX. It is open 7 days a week, 7am-7pm Monday to Friday and 10am-3pm Saturday and Sunday.
Opening hours for the sites may change so please check back here regularly for the latest information.
Households and bubbles with school pupils
The government is encouraging twice-weekly testing using rapid lateral flow tests for all families and households with primary, secondary school and college aged children and young people, including childcare and support bubbles
Twice-weekly testing is also offered to adults working in the wider school community, including bus drivers and after school club leaders.
Tests will be available for adults in these households
- through employers if they offer testing to employees
- on site at a local Rapid Lateral Flow Test Site (see above)
- by collecting a home test kit at a local site
o Doncaster Sheffield Airport (Please be sure to check the opening times for collecting Home Testing kits via the Government Website )
o Chappell Drive Car Park (Please be sure to check the opening times for collecting Home Testing kits via the Government Website )
If you can't reach a local test site or get tested by your employer, you can order an asymptomatic home test kit online https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests