Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing sites in Derby
There are currently four walk-through COVID-19 testing sites in Derby. Getting tested is quick and easy and a key step we can all take to help stop the virus spreading.
Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 (new continuous cough, fever, loss or change to sense of taste and smell) should apply to have a test on the gov.uk website.
Where can I get tested?
There are four walk-through testing sites in Derby. You will need to apply for your test before you visit.
All testing sites are open from 8am – 1.30pm, seven days a week and there are plenty of tests available.
The West End Community Centre will no longer be used as a test site after 9 August 2021 as it will soon reopen for the community to use.
COVID-19 tests can still be accessed at other testing sites.
What happens when you get tested?
When you arrive at the testing site, you will need to confirm your appointment and collect a test kit. You’ll then be taken to a bay to complete your test.
Posters with details of how to take your test will be in the bay and testing site staff will also be on hand to talk you through taking your test and to support you.
There is no time limit for completing your test so please take your time – we know it can be an uncomfortable and daunting experience.
Once you have completed your test, you will be directed by staff to a drop off point for your test kit so it can be sent on to a laboratory.
You should receive your result in around 24 hours by text or email. If you have tested positive, you will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace or the local Derby City Council contact tracing team. They will give you details about how long you need to isolate for, any support that is available to you and will also collect details of any close contacts.
You can find out more about the testing process in our article or watch our video.