Health and Wellbeing

Free testing and COVID-19 vaccinations available at Devon County Show 

picture of a sheep Image courtesy of the Devon County Show

Posted on: 1 July 2021

It’s the Devon County Show this week, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

  

In addition to the vast array of exhibitors – Devon County Council among them of course – we have one of our mobile Community Testing vans on site, available to give people quick, lateral flow tests to see if they’re likely to be carrying the virus unknowingly. 

 

They’ll also have free lateral flow test kits for people to take away to do routinely at home.  

  

The van, which is located right next to our Devon County Council stand, is there each day, 9am to 5pm.  No need to book. Just come along.  We’re on Road 8, Stand 248. 

  

Staff will help you with the test, which is quick and easy.  And you’ll know your result in about half an hour, via a message to your mobile phone. 

  

Also at the show, the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are running a pop-up vaccination clinic.  It’ll be at the Wadsworth Pavillion, onsite, each day until 4pm. 

  

The team will be offering first dose Pfizer for anyone aged 18 or over; and second does AstraZeneca for anyone who had their first dose more than eight weeks ago. 

  

It would be helpful to bring your first appointment card or proof of age. 

 

If you have tickets to the show but have symptoms of coronavirus – high temperature, new and continuous cough, change to your usual sense of taste or smell – please stay home, and arrange a PCR test.   

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