Derby City Lateral Flow Test Centre – Now open for essential workers

Derby’s Riverside Centre is now open as a test centre, and offer free asymptomatic COVID testing for frontline workers.
The test is available for all essential workers in Derby who cannot currently work from home (including essential voluntary work, local retailers and businesses, taxi drivers etc.) and who work/live in Derby, and who regularly come into contact with other people.

Derby City Lateral Flow Test Centre

The Derby City Lateral Flow Test Centre opens on Monday 1 February 2021 and is located at The Riverside Centre, Riverside Court, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8HY. It will be open Monday – Friday 9.20am – 16.40pm.

Eligibility for the Lateral Flow Test

To be eligible attendees must be asymptomatic (NOT showing any symptoms of COVID), not tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 10 days, and not had Covid-19 in the last 90 days.

The Lateral Flow Test (LFT) is available for all essential workers in Derby City who cannot currently work from home (including essential voluntary work) and who work/live in Derby City and who regularly come into contact with other people. This means that you are at a much higher risk of contracting Covid-19 and also in passing the infection on.

Please do NOT visit the site if you do have symptoms of Covid-19. If you do have symptoms you can book a PCR (a test for those displaying COVID symptons) test via this link:

If you are not able to go online, please call 111.

How to Book

To book a test please visit:

The Test Centre site is accessible and a wheelchair booth is available.

If you have any issues with the on-line booking tool, or if other assistance is required please ring 01332 640000 Option 6.

Additional information

For testing to be as effective as possible regular weekly testing needs to done. This will help identify people who have the virus and could be infectious, but who are unaware as they have no symptoms.

Appointments can be made up to two weeks in advance.

Currently the Test Centre is open 9.20am – 16.40pm Monday to Friday, but this may be extended if necessary for those workers who cannot access the service during those times.

Please bring your smartphone with you to the Test Centre, fully charged if possible. If you do not have a smartphone staff will be available on-site to help you register for the test.

You will be in the Test Centre for a limited time only and your test results will be sent to you via text or email.  It can take 24 hours for a test result to arrive, but is normally a much faster turnaround.  Customers are asked to retain their registration card until receipt of the result.

There is a limited number of booking slots, and so high turnout is expected. Customers will be registered upon arrival.

Please do not bring any food, drink or bags onto the site as these can contaminate surfaces.

Parking spaces are limited at the site therefore we are asking that those coming to Riverside for a Test to arrive 5 minutes before their scheduled test.


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