Information on Covid testing centres over the Christmas period
Statement on mass Covid testing from Greg Fell, Director of Public Health
Greg Fell, Director of Public Health said today: “Just doing testing on its own won’t stop the pandemic. Making it easier for people who have symptoms to get a test by making more tests available with quicker results is a good thing. Our aim is to encourage more people to come forward for a test if they have symptoms and get the results back quickly so that we can rapidly contact people who may be infected. Those asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace who are on low incomes will be eligible for self-isolation payments.
"We will be watching the mass testing approach with interest and also be considering how best to introduce rapid result tests that don’t need a swab.”
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