Community Collect Scheme

The Community Collect Scheme is where you can collect COVID-19 self-test kits to carry out at home.

These are tests for people who do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 -  if you have symptoms, you must book a test or call 119, and self-isolate until you get your test result.

Eligibility

This scheme is available to all households. 

You must be over the age of 18 to collect the tests.

Where can I collect tests from?

One adult from your household can collect tests from the following locations and times - there's no need to book, but you must follow social distancing requirements:

Please be aware that all of our libraries are closed on Sunday's

Where:

When:

Opening times:

Uppingham Library

Tuesday and Friday


Wednesday

Saturday

Monday and Thursday

9am to 1pm
1.30pm to 5pm

1.30pm to 5pm

9am to 1pm

Closed

Ketton Library

Wednesday and Friday

Saturday

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

9am to 1pm
1.30pm to 5pm


9am to 1pm

Closed

Ryhall Library

Monday and Thursday

Saturday

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

9am to 1pm
1.30pm to 5pm

9am to 1pm

Closed

Oakham Library

Monday to Friday

Saturday

9am to 5pm

9am to 1pm

There's no need to book, but you must follow social distancing rules

From Barrowden to Wing - Easy access to asymptomatic testing in Rutland

There is now an extensive network of locations across Rutland where you can pick up a Covid-19 self-test kit (Lateral Flow kits). These test kits are for people who have no Covid symptoms but want to check that they are Covid-free eg. before attending a workplace, appointment, or social event.

Covid-19 Lateral Flow test kits are free of charge and can be obtained simply by calling in at the following venues or contacting the following groups:

Please check with your local parish council, shop or church for the latest opening times

  • Rutland libraries (Ketton, Oakham, Rhyall, Uppingham)
  • Community shops across Rutland (Barrowden and Wakerly, Cottesmore, Edith Weston, Empingham, Greetham, Market Overton, Oakham, Community Fridge, Ryhall, Welland valley garden centre, Whissendine)
  • Village halls (Belton, Exton, Lyddington, Preston, Seaton, Wing, Manton)
    Please check the website of your village hall for opening times
  • Churches in Oakham and Uppingham, Cottesmore, Edith Weston, Empingham, Essendine Post Office, Great Casterton, Lyndon, Manton, Pilton, Preston, Ridlington, Ryhall, Whitwell and Wing.
    Please check the website of your churchl for opening times
  • Uppingham and Exton town halls 
  • Tixover and Caldecott village community groups

Test kits are also available under a parallel scheme from several local pharmacies.

Rudolf the test van will be at Tesco Oakham every Wednesday 12-2 also out and around Rutland, at a variety of venues across December into the new year.

If you have any questions about accessing lateral flow tests, please contact egarden@rutland.gov.uk or rise@rutland.gov.uk.


Find a collection centre on the NHS Test and Vaccination Site Finder

How many tests can I collect?

Each household can collect two boxes of 7 tests, twice weekly. 

Availability depends on stock levels and will be at the discretion of the collection point assistant.

You must not attend a collection site if:

FAQs

What happens with my results?

Individuals will be able to record the result of their test using the NHS website or through the 119 call centre.

Individuals will be required to register their details online and give consent for NHS Test and Trace to process their data and contact them with their results.

What if I test positive?

Individuals who report a positive lateral flow self-test will be directed to undertake a confirmatory PCR test by either ordering one online or by booking to attend a regional or local test site.

How is my information handled?

You can find out how your information is used on gov.uk.


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