All legal Covid restrictions in England have now ended and Government guidelines have changed around testing. Read the latest update on what you need to do from 1 April.
Mobile Testing Unit to be relocated to Hillsborough
The Sheffield Mobile Testing Unit currently based at Milton Street Car Park in Broomhall is relocating to Parkside Road Car Park in Hillsborough, Sheffield, S6 2AB.
The site will be open at its new location on Tuesday 17 November until Monday 7 December for a period of 3 weeks. Access to the centre is both pedestrian and drive-through.
The site operating hours will be 11am-3.00pm open 7 days a week. The testing centre is accessible with a pre-booked appointment only. Only arrange a test if you have Covid symptoms.
You can arrange for a test by booking via the national portal online nhs.uk/coronavirus or calling 119.
Do not attend the site without an appointment, you will be turned away if you do not have a booking.
If you have any of the following symptoms, you need to arrange a free test:
- A high temperature
- A new, continuous cough
- A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Testing continues to play a vital part in our fight against the spread of Covid-19 in our city and to help reduce the rate of people contracting the virus, we need your help. If you are showing symptoms, however mild, you need to get tested as soon as you can.
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Our statement on the news coverage raising concerns about Sheffield Covid test results
We are aware of the news coverage raising concerns about Sheffield Covid test results which were handled by the Immensa lab in Wolverhampton and has since been linked to a considerable number of inaccurate test results in the South of England. Dr Eleanor Rutter, Consultant in Public Health for Sheffield City Council has said: “This is a national issue that has been well publicised but has only affected a very small proportion of Sheffield’s tests.
“The number of people identified as potentially having been given a false negative result in Sheffield is incredibly small. There is nothing to suggest this has had a significant impact on infection rates in the city.
“Tests from the city are sent to many different labs across the country, and this particular lab only received a small percentage of them.”
Universal Covid testing for all
Everyone in England is now eligible for free, rapid Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests to continue the fight against Covid. They should be taken twice weekly and are for people who do not have symptoms.
Rapid Covid testing centre for essential staff without symptoms
A rapid Covid testing centre for essential staff who work with vulnerable people will open next month. The centre, based at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EISS), will initially be for Council staff, private providers and third sector staff who do not have symptoms.