Over the border: Surge testing in Brentwood after one case of South Africa variant found
Covid-19 / Sun 21st Feb 2021 at 12:27pm
SURGE testing is being deployed in the CM13 postcode in Brentwood where a single case of the South Africa coronavirus variant has been found reports Sky News.
Those living within Essex’s CM13 postcode area are strongly encouraged to take a COVID-19 test when offered, whether they are showing symptoms or not, the local government website said.
It added that people with symptoms should book a test in the usual way, and those without symptoms should visit their local authority website for more information.
A spokesman for the Department of Health said: “Working in partnership with the local authority, additional testing and genomic sequencing is being deployed to the CM13 postcode in Brentwood, Essex, where a single case of the COVID-19 variant first identified in South Africa has been found.”