Saturday 20th February update:
No further home testing kits are available from the pick up points. You can still book tests at the three mobile testing units. These are open seven days a week until March 4th.
Friday 19th February Covid update:
The Parish Council’s Chairman and Clerk, Paul Curson and Wendy Benson, attended a virtual meeting today at which the Deputy Director of Public Health Norfolk clarified the situation and testing processes in our parish and in Diss.
Norfolk County Council & Public Health England have sent a letter to all households with details of the testing sites and procedures, a copy of which can be accessed below:
If you know of residents who are not able to access the internet but who wish to attend one of the testing centres for which an appointment is necessary, please encourage them to contact either 119 or obtain help via the South Norfolk HelpHub on 01508 533933. Unfortunately this was not made clear on the letter.
Those residents who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable and are shielding and other vulnerable groups will be contacted in a door to door targeted scheme to enable them to be tested. This will start from Monday. If you have any questions regarding this please call the HelpHub.
The walk-in centre at the White Hart allows for you to pick-up a test to take at home and then return to them, and is open from 9.00 – 19.00.
You will receive your results with-in 2-3 days of testing. Following this the infection rate in our area may rise, as testing will pick up those people with the virus who are A Symptomatic (showing no signs of the virus). We have been advised that this is to be expected.
Please continue to be careful, keep social distancing, wearing face masks and regularly washing your hands.