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Lateral flow testing sites

Regular testing helps slow the spread of Covid-19 and keeps friends and family safe.

If you're going out and seeing people take a rapid lateral flow test before you go. Test kits and supervised testing are available:

Friday 31 December:

  • Newdigate Street Car Park, Newdigate, Kimberly, NG16 2NJ.  9:30am – 3:30pm
  • Ikea (outside Boots), Giltbrook Retail Park, Nottingham, NG16 2RP. 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • Market Square, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, NG17 1BG.  9:30am – 3:30pm
  • Mansfield Town Football Club, Quarry Lane, Mansfield, NG18 5D. 8am – 4pm
  • Retford Town Hall, The Square, Retford, DN22 6DE. 8am - 4pm

Sunday 2 and Monday 3 January

  • Ikea (outside Boots), Giltbrook Retail Park, Nottingham, NG16 2RP. 9:30am – 3:30pm

Find lateral flow test sites

Take a test before the new term starts

Backto school testing

Parents and guardians are being asked to make sure their children at secondary school and college take a lateral flow test before the new term starts.

Regular testing helps to keep the spread of Covid-19 under control by identifying cases and limiting the spread of the virus.

Get a free test

Vaccination site opening times

Vaccination site opening times

There are a number of places across the County delivering Covid-19 vaccinations over the New Year Bank Holiday weekend. 

Mansfield Vaccination Centre:

  • 31st Dec 8am-2pm
  • 2nd Jan 8am-8pm
  • 3rd Jan 8am-8pm

Forest Recreational Ground:

  • 31st Dec 8am-4pm
  • 2nd Jan 8am-8pm
  • 3rd Jan 8am-8pm

Kings Mill, Mansfield:

  • 31st Dec 8am-2pm
  • 2nd Jan 8am-2pm
  • 3rd Jan 8am-2pm

Opening times

PCR testing site opening times

PCR festive testing sites

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 or have a positive lateral flow test you should book a PCR test. 

The PCR testing sites are open:

  • Friday 31 December 8am - 6pm
  • Saturday 1 January 10am – 2pm
  • Sunday 2 January 8am - 6pm

Remember to self-isolate and only leave home to get a test. 

PCR testing sites

Enjoy the New Year safely

New Year stay safe

Let’s welcome 2022 safely. If you have friends and family over make sure you let plenty of fresh air into your home, ventilation helps disperse Covid-19 particles.

Make sure to wash hands regularly to stop germs from spreading. Take a lateral flow test before meeting up with friends and family to celebrate.

More advice on staying safe

New regulations on mandatory vaccinations for regulated care providers

New regulations for care workers

The Government is working on additional regulations which will require all staff working as regulated care providers to be fully vaccinated by 1 April 2022. The regulations were laid in Parliament on 9 November 2021 and are expected to come into force on the 1 April 2022.

If the regulations are approved, workers in this sector who are not vaccinated will need to have had their first dose of an approved Covid-19 vaccine by 3 February 2022 (this date is subject to change), in order to have received their second dose by the 31 March 2022 deadline.

Timeline (subject to passage through Parliament)

  • 9 November 2021: Regulations were laid before Parliament
  • 17 November 2021: Planning and preparation
  • 6 January 2022: 12-week grace period begins
  • 3 February 2022: Last date for workers to get their first dose, to be fully vaccinated by 1 April 2022
  • 1 April 2022: New regulations come into force.

The timing of the regulations going through Parliament may mean that there could be a change to the dates in the timeline. If you work in the regulated care sector and have any questions, please speak to your employer.

Find out more

Local coronavirus rates


The table highlights Covid-19 rates per 100,000 population in each district and borough between 18 - 24 December compared to the previous seven days. 

This data is sourced from the UKHSA's national dataset.

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Keep moving safely