Free lateral flow test kits, which offer rapid tests for COVID-19, are still available for any residents calling in to Ilkeston or Long Eaton Town Hall receptions.

Erewash Borough Council is keen to do all it can to help as the fight continues against the virus – from offering the free kits through to urging everyone to get themselves vaccinated.

The testing kits for Erewash residents can be picked up at either of the town halls – open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday - while a public health officer from Derbyshire County Council is based one day a week in the reception areas to answer any queries from residents. The officer is at Long Eaton on Mondays and at Ilkeston on Thursdays.

The council has also backed the appeal for all residents – and particularly young people – to have their COVID-19 vaccination.

Councillor Carol Hart, Leader of Erewash Borough Council, says:

“It is essential that everyone plays their part in keeping our communities safe, so please have the vaccination. If you have already had your two doses, please have the booster jab as soon as eligible.

“The vaccines offer the best protection against becoming seriously ill from the virus. Whatever your age, please protect yourself – and by having the vaccine you also help protect the vulnerable and those most at risk of covid.”

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