Surge of Covid-19 cases in Broxtowe leads to mobile testing centres

Broxtowe has seen a surge in confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 38 new cases in the last week.

Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 11:37 am

Overall Broxtowe has had 558 cases up until September 15, and to try and combat this a temporary test centre has been set up in the district.

Jonathan Gribbin, director of Public Health for Nottinghamshire, said: “We have seen a sharp rise in cases across several areas of Nottinghamshire.

"We are finding cases arise from what seems to be transmission in a number of different settings including households, social gatherings, overseas travel, travel to/from work.

There has been a surge in confirmed Covid-19 cases in Broxtowe

"Often the cases are people of working age including some younger people. This underlines the importance controlling transmission in every setting in which we find ourselves, and we rely on everyone playing their part to stop the spread."

The Sun Inn’s car park in Eastwood was one of three potential locations for a mobile testing unit which will be place until September 18, but you must book before attending and only book a test if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

The other potential locations are in the Devonshire Avenue Car Park in Beeston and Toton Lane Park and Ride in Stapleford.

A number of schools in Nottinghamshire have also had confirmed cases of coronavirus including Hall Park Academy in Mansfield Road, Eastwood.

A statement on the school’s website said: “The small number of children who have been in direct prolonged contact with the confirmed case will have received an individual letter and will be staying at home until Monday, September 21.”

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