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Update 19.07.21 Confirmatory PCR test after a positive lateral flow device (LFD) test
LFD tests are most effective when detecting infectious cases of COVID-19. They identify people with a high viral load who are the most likely to spread the virus further. LFD tests detect the virus in people without symptoms so each positive case we find is one that would have gone otherwise undetected. These tests are proving to be accurate and reliable and, where used appropriately and in the correct way, they will continue to help us to break chains of the transmission and save lives.
Anyone who tests positive using an LFD test will be asked to take a confirmatory follow-up PCR test. It remains essential that anyone who gets a positive LFD result self-isolates immediately, along with other members of their household, pending the confirmatory PCR result. You should arrange your confirmatory PCR immediately and only leave home for your follow-up test. For the fastest result, we suggest you book a PCR test at a test site. You can also book a home test online or call 119 to book a test.
A PCR test will confirm if you have been affected by COVID-19 and reduce unnecessary self-isolation by you and your household. If you then receive a negative result from the PCR, and the PCR test was taken within 2 days of the LFD, then you and your contacts will be informed that you can cease self-isolating.
Individuals who test negative from an LFD test will not need to isolate or take a confirmatory PCR test.
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Two cases of coronavirus in Long Eaton have been confirmed as ‘variants of concern’ – a new Indian variant and the South African variant – that spread more easily.
It follows a large outbreak of Covid-19 at Wilsthorpe Academy which resulted in more than 170 staff and pupils testing positive for the virus – although none of these cases have so far been found to be variants of concern.
Covid testing at West Park Leisure Centre
It’s really important that we all do everything we can to stop the spread of Covid-19.
That’s why we’re asking everyone in the community to get tested regularly as 1 in 3 people can have the virus without displaying symptoms.
The main coronavirus symptoms are a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. But some people with a direct link to the school who have tested positive for the virus have experienced other symptoms including tummy ache, sore throat, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, feeling or being sick, headaches, joint pain, runny nose, sneezing, feeling drowsy, tiredness, muscle aches or generally feeling poorly.
Please look out for these symptoms as they may be a sign that you’ve got the virus.
What to do if you have symptoms
You don’t need to self-isolate unless you have a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. But anyone who does have any of the additional symptoms is advised to get a PCR test – tests that are sent to a laboratory – as a precaution.
A mobile PCR testing station has been set up in the car park outside West Park Leisure Centre on Wilsthorpe Road.
This drive-through testing station is open 9am to 3pm daily and will be available until at least Wednesday 19 May 2021. There is also a walk-in facility for anyone who does not have a car. These tests are by appointment only.
You can book a PCR test at this site or order a test to be delivered to your home online or ring NHS 119.
Anyone who has got a positive result from a lateral flow test should self-isolate immediately but may leave the house to take a confirmatory PCR test.
What to do if you don’t have symptoms
Tests are also available for people without any symptoms at our community testing centre inside West Park Leisure Centre.
This testing centre for people without any symptoms only is open Monday to Friday from 7.45am to 7pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 7.45am to 4pm. There’s no need to book these sessions, you can just turn up.
Update – 27.04.2021
Prostart offices are still closed to learners until further notice unless arranged with a member of staff or to sit examinations. Training sessions will be carried out remotely and we have a limited number of staff working in the office.
Asymptomatic Community Testing for people without Covid-19 symptoms
There are Lateral Flow Testing Centres locally at West Park Leisure Centre from 9am to 7pm, seven days a week. Stapleford Library – Tuesdays 8am – 6pm, Wednesday 7am – 5pm, Thursdays and Fridays 8am – 6pm and Saturdays 8.30am – 1pm
Remember you don’t need to book – just turn up. (Testing is voluntary)
Map of testing and vaccination centres for Nottingham
Further information please go to:
TS = Testing points for people with symptoms (pre-booked appointments)
TN = Testing points for people with symptoms (walk through centres)
A = Testing points for people without symptoms
V = Vaccination Centres
For details of testing centres for Nottinghamshire
If you have symptoms, you should not go to a community test centre, but you should book to get a PCR test via the NHS Test and Trace scheme or phone 119.
Further information and guidance can be found here Support for Learners – Prostart Training (prostartuk.co.uk)
In response to the current Covid-19 coronavirus situation, Prostart are continuing to work hard to deliver our training programmes remotely to safeguard our staff, our learners, and people we work with.
Prostart offices will remain closed to members of the public and learners UNLESS you have arranged a meeting with a member of staff.
The Learning and Development Team will keep in contact with you regarding your training programme and value your co-operation with the timely completion of all actions set and accessing your training sessions through Teams or as requested by your L&D Coach.
If you have any exams to sit as part of your programme you will be advised in advance and notified of the requirements.
We are all still here for you and if you have any queries or questions please contact a member of the Prostart Team or email@example.com