#NorthantsTogether to tackle Coronavirus

Northampton residents urged to take action as local cases rise above national rate. Plus find out how to book a test and see testing locations in Northamptonshire Latest Coronavirus updates

Covid-19 advice for the public

Latest Northamptonshire Covid-19 Information

Coronavirus testing availability is currently limited due to high demand across the country.

If you have coronavirus symptoms and are unable to book a test in the local area today, more testing slots are released after 6pm each evening and then further slots are released the following day. Only people with coronavirus symptoms should book a test.

If you do not display symptoms, please do not come forward for a test, as you may be taking a test away from someone who really needs it.

 

Residents of Northampton are being urged to take action as the number of cases has risen above the national rate. We need to work together to prevent a local lockdown.

We all need to take some simple steps:

  • Limit contact with others outside of your household or bubble
  • Work from home if you can
  • Keep 2 metres from others at all times, use a face covering where you are less than 2 metres apart
  • Avoid using public transport or car sharing, wear face coverings if you cannot avoid these
  • Avoid meeting those outside of your household or bubble in an indoor space
  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly for 20 seconds each time
  • Do not share items with others outside of your household or bubble

COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you have COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Do not go to work. Either work from home or report sick, self-isolate and get a test
  • Stay at home, self-isolate and get a test
  • Even if you only have mild COVID-19 symptoms, get a test
  • If you are contacted by test and trace and asked to self-isolate, stay at home for 14 days

A downloadable PDF map of the location of hand sanitisers in the town is also available.

Information in a variety of languages

You can download leaflets giving advice for Northampton residents in the following languages:

You can also view the latest advice via video in the following languages:

If you have tested positive for, or are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, advice for staying at home safely can be found in the leaflets below:

How to book a test

Book a test online (Gov.uk)

Alternatively you can call 119. You can also order a test kit which you can do at home.

Mobile testing locations – Thursday 24th September

Northampton

Location Testing Arrangements Opening Hours
Market Square ​Pedestrian testing only ​8am to 8pm

Kettering

Location Testing Arrangements Opening Hours
London Road Car Park, NN15 7QA Pedestrian testing only 8am to 8pm
Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive, NN15 6PB Drive-through testing only 8am to 8pm

Corby

Location Testing Arrangements Opening Hours
James Ashworth VC Square, NN17 1QG Pedestrian testing Only 8am to 8pm

Wellingborough

Location Testing Arrangements Opening Hours
Market Square Drive-through and pedestrians 10.30am to 3.30pm

Spratton

Location Testing Arrangements Opening Hours
St. Matthew's Healthcare, Broomhill car park, Holdenby Road, NN6 8LD Drive-through and pedestrians 10.30am to 3.30pm

Towcester

Location Testing Arrangements Opening Hours
Tove car park, Northampton Road, NN12 7AD Drive-through and pedestrians 10.30am to 3.30pm
Towcester Racecourse, London Road, NN12 6LB Drive-through and pedestrians 10.30am to 3.30pm


What you need to remember when going for your test

  • Take your registration details or QR code
  • Anyone driving to a test site is reminded to keep their car widows closed until staff ask you to open them
  • See what to expect at a mobile testing unit

What to do if you test positive

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, you must stay at home for at least 10 days and until you feel better. Anyone in your household should stay at home for 14 days.
  • Follow the national stay at home guidance for households with possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection