covid 19 sa variant

Covid 19 South African variant in Worcestershire

This is not quite our area but it is close. Please be extra careful.

Extra testing to monitor and suppress spread of COVID-19 variant

Extensive surveillance of COVID-19 has identified a small number of cases of the COVID-19 variant first discovered in South Africa, in localities across England, including the WR3 area of Worcestershire that cannot be traced back to international travel.

Working in partnership with NHS Test and Trace, every person living in the affected area over the age of 18 is strongly encouraged to take a PCR COVID-19 test as soon as possible, even if they are not showing symptoms.Testing will take be taking place from midday today (Saturday 6 Feb) for the next two weeks.

Find out if your address is in the affected area