Taking part in this type of testing can help stop the spread early, which could help reduce the number of cases that are being seen in west Norfolk. One in every three people who have coronavirus may show no symptoms. This is a quick-and-easy way to identify where there might be cases, ensuring that those who need to self-isolate do so and that they can access any support they may need if they are not able to work while they are isolating.
To find out if there is testing available in your area and to book an appointment, scan the QR Code or visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/rapidtesting. This will take you to a Norfolk County Council webpage where you can search for your nearest testing station, and book in for a test.
For the week commencing 22 February 2021 the test areas and testing sites are as follows:
Gaywood Chase, Old Gaywood and Gaywood North – Fairstead Community Centre
North Lynn – St James Swimming Pool
Oasis Leisure Centre – Hunstanton
When attending for an appointment, residents should wear masks, observe social distancing and ensure they have a valid mobile phone number so that they can receive their results. Test results are usually provided within 30 minutes.
Anyone receiving a positive result will be advised to self-isolate immediately. They will be referred to test and trace and will need to ensure that anyone in their household also self-isolates.