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Asymptomatic Testing

Asymptomatic means you are not showing any Covid-19 symptoms.

The tests are aimed at key workers and people who cannot work from home. Only people without Covid-19 symptoms should attend. Around one third of people with Covid-19 do not have symptoms and can pass the virus on to loved ones without knowing it. The tests are quick and easy and results are generally available in around 30 minutes

The tests are for people who do NOT have Covid-19 symptoms.

You must NOT attend if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

Covid Testing in Redcar

The testing centre in Redcar will move out of the Redcar Heart sports hall from Friday 9 April and reopen in the library located in Redcar and Cleveland House ju​st across the road on Monday 12 April. The centre will be open for testing on the following days:

  • Monday, 8.00am – 1.00pm;
  • Tuesday, 8.00am – 1.00pm;​
  • Thursday, 8.00pm – 1.00pm;
  • Friday,​ 8.00am – 1.00pm​

Home testing kits are also available for collection from this site.​


Free parking is available in the Council-run car park in Kirkleatham Street for people being tested


Tests can be booked online. However, if you are unable to book a test a very limited number of walk in appointments will be available each day.


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Covid Testing in East Cleveland

Residents of East Cleveland can help protect the people they love when community Covid-19 testing begins from Monday 8 February 2021.


The lateral flow tests – which produce results in around 30 minutes – will be available at Loftus Fire Station, Coronation Rd, Loftus, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS13 4SW for anyone aged 18 years or over, not displaying Coronavirus symptoms, on the following days:

  • Monday, 8.00am – 12.00pm;
  • Tuesday, 8.00am – 12.00pm;​
  • Thursday, 2.00pm – 6.00pm;
  • Saturday,​ 9.00am – 1.00pm

Tests can be booked online. However, if you are unable to book a test a very limited number of walk in appointments will be available each day.


Home testing kits are also available from this site. 


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Covid Testing in South Bank

The testing centre at Golden Boy Green in South Bank will from Monday 12 April only operate as a collection point for home testing kits. Kits can be collected during the opening times below.


  • Mondays – 8am to 12pm;
  • Wednesdays – 8am to 12pm;
  • Thursdays – 8am to 12pm;
  • Fridays - 8am to 12pm. ​

How do I book a test if I have symptoms?

People who are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms – a high temperature, new continuous cough and change or loss of their sense of taste of smell – must not book a test at any of the Redcar & Cleveland asymptomatic test sites


If you do have symptoms, you can book a Coronavirus test online on the NHS website. Tests at the mobile testing unit (MTU) are booked for either morning or afternoon slots:

 

•Morning test bookings can be made between 6pm-8pm the night before (i.e. booking between 6pm-8pm on a Thursday evening for a test on Friday morning);

•Afternoon test bookings can be made between 8am-10am on the morning of the day of the test (i.e. booking between 8am-10am on Friday morning for a test on Friday afternoon).

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Collecting rapid home testing kits  

You can collect two packs of home testing kits at one of two collection points in Redcar and Cleveland:

  • walk-in testing site at Inspire2Learn (Normanby Road)
  • walk-in testing site at Belmont House, Guisborough

Each pack contains seven tests, and can be collected by anyone aged 18 or over.


C​hildminders fall under the eligibility criteria for Community Collect, which is Adults in households and support or childcare bubbles of staff, parents and carers of children at nursery, primary and secondary schools and colleges, as well as those in related occupations e.g. school bus drivers


The collection points will be open from 1:30pm to 7pm, and you do not need to make an appointment. You can find your nearest collection point online. You can also check online if the location is open, or busy, before you go.


We hope to set up more collection points soon.

Do not visit a collection point outside of the opening hours (1:30pm to 7pm), as the site will be testing people with coronavirus symptoms.

Order home testing kits online  

If you cannot get tested at your workplace, and you're not able to go to a test site or collect test kits, you can order a home testing kit online. Order a rapid lateral flow home testing kit now.


Do not order testing kits online if you can get a test another way. This means home delivery will be available for those who need it most.


What twice-weekly rapid testing involves

You will be asked to:   

  • take a rapid test twice a week (every 3 or 4 days apart)  
  • report every result to NHS Test and Trace on the same day you take the test  
  • report your test result online or by calling 119

What the results will be

If you test positive, or get coronavirus symptoms, you should tell the school and:   


​A negative result means the test did not find signs of COVID-19. However this does not guarantee that you do not have the virus, so you should keep following all coronavirus advice including:   

  • regular handwashing
  • social distancing​

The testing sites at Belmont and Inspire2Learn remain open seven days a week, 8am-8pm.​


​The Regional Testing Site has moved to Cannon Park Car Park, Middlesbrough, TS1 1AA


More information and advice is available via www.gov.uk/coronavirus.​ You can also contact NHS 111 Coronavirus Service for further advice by dialling 111. If reading English is hard for you, the 111 phone service can get an interpreter to help you.


If you experience a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste you should self-isolate immediately and arrange to get a test by dialling 119 or visiting www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

​If you are a vulnerable person who is concerned about going shopping to get essential items, you can contact the Council via email support@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk or call 01642 774774. ​​​

Contact

Redcar & Cleveland House,
Kirkleatham Street, Redcar,
Yorkshire TS10 1RT

you could call our Customer Services Team on 01642 774774 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

contactus@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

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