As you will have heard in the news there has been a case of Covid-19 South African Variant found in Walsall, WS2 area. Walsall Council have the following advice to residents:
“If you live in the affected area and you are already required to leave your home for essential reasons then, whilst you are out, you can access testing at Walsall College (Wisemore Campus) or Walsall Forest Arts centre. You can check whether you are in the targeted area by checking on:
Walsall is still subject to national lockdown restrictions. So if you don’t need to leave the house, please continue to remain at home. All households in the targeted area will be directly contacted at their doorstep and will be provided with a home testing kit from a public health or licensed officer.
We are aiming to test an additional 10,000 residents without symptoms of COVID-19 in the next few weeks to assess containment of this variant. If you are asked to be tested, please do take up the offer. It’s quick, easy and painless and, put simply, you could save lives by doing so.
Every person over 18 living in these locations is strongly encouraged to take a Covid test this week, whether they are showing symptoms or not. Two Mobile Testing Units (MTUs) have been deployed offering PCR testing to people without symptoms who have to leave their home for work or essential reasons, with local authorities encouraging people to get tested in the area by providing additional home test kits.”
For all advice on the Covid-19 South African Variant in Walsall please see the Walsall Council Website for regular updates.