COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING FOR UNPAID CARERS

Metrodome, Queens Ground, Queens Rd, Barnsley S71 1AN

Who we are

Community testing has been extended to include unpaid carers. This is a voluntary opportunity and is available to anyone who is volunteering or providing care for a vulnerable person living in the borough.

Description

This testing opportunity is aimed at people whose caring role means that they need to leave their home to support a vulnerable person, for example doing essential shopping or taking someone to health appointments.

Booking a test is essential.  You can book the asymptomatic testing offer at Barnsley Metrodome by accessing the link through the website.

The reason for community testing is to help protect those who are at risk of transmitting Covid-19 to others due to the nature of their role.  Around one in three people have Covid-19 without displaying symptoms so could spread the virus without knowing.

The test is usually completed in 30 minutes, and by attending regularly, people can help protect their families as well as the wider community.

This test is only for people who are not experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms.

For more information, please visit www.barnsley.gov.uk/news/community-testing-offer-extended-to-unpaid-carers/


Locations

Address details:

Metrodome, Queens Ground, Queens Rd, Barnsley S71 1AN


Other Details

Cost: FREE



Published: 04 February 2021