Health and Wellbeing

COVID-19 community testing at the County Show 

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Posted on: 25 June 2021

Devon County Show organisers have had extra time to plan this year’s show, and with expert advice, have put forward an incredible, exciting and COVID-safe programme over the three days. 

In addition to our stand, one of our mobile COVID-19 community testing vehicles will also be there every day of the County Show between 9.00am and 5.00pm, to offer free lateral flow device (LFD) tests to visitors. 

These are the rapid tests for people without COVID-19 symptoms that provide a result in half an hour. They’re to identify people who may be carrying the virus unknowingly, and passing it on to others.

We reported a steady demand for our assisted COVID-19 community testing facilities last week. Our mobile units helped carry out 516 assisted tests in one week and handed out 18,000 tests for people to do themselves at home. 

For information about where you can get assistance with a rapid LFD test, please visit our website.

LFD test kits are also widely available to collect from pharmacies and testing sites across Devon and can also be ordered online to be delivered to your door.  

We’d love to see you if you’re at the show! Come and find us on road 8, stand 248

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