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.



Covid 19 Update.

Roydon Parish Council have had official confirmation that two cases of the South African variant of Covid 19 have been confirmed on the Roydon/Diss border.
Norfolk County Council, working with Public Health England have today (Wednesday) sent every resident in Roydon & Diss a letter setting out the actions they are taking.
From Friday, 19th February, three mobile testing units will be set up in the area, at Roydon Village Hall and the Youth Centre and Leisure Centre in Diss. These three will be appointment only centres.
In addition there will be walk-in centres at The White Hart, Roydon and Vinces Road in Diss which will be for collecting a testing pack. These two will not need appointments and tests will not be carried out at these walk-in centres.
In addition the letter will contain details of how those residents who are clinically extremely vulnerable and are shielding or those who are unable to attend one of the testing centres can access a test.
The letter will also contain a contact telephone number for anyone who needs further help or advice.

Covid Vaccine Scam emails

Please be extra vigilant and always check that the email is legitimate.

This scam email has been reported as being received:

From: NHS – National Health Service <[email protected]>
Sent: 29 January 2021 15:17
To: removed for privacy >
Subject: important Book an appointment using the NHS e-Referral Service NHSVaccination – Your order of “NHS health service Team HK…” and 1 more item(s) has been dispatched

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS

Dear – your email will be shown here ,

The NHS is performing selections for coronavirus vaccination on the basis of family genetics and medical history.

You have been selected to receive a coronavirus vaccination.

NOTE: The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.

Use this service to confirm your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination.

You will need to:

* have 2 doses of the coronavirus vaccination at 2 appointments
* book both appointments at the same time
* get the 2nd dose 3 to 4 weeks after getting your 1st dose

Who can use this service

You can only use this service if you have received an email/SMS regarding this invitation. You can not use this service for anyone other than yourself.

You are also free to reject this invitation, your appointment will be issued to the next person in line in that case.

Please confirm or reject your invitation by selecting an option below.

>> N H S – ACCEPT Invitation ↣

>> N H S – Decline Invitation ↣

You are required to reply to this invitation within 12 hours of this notification.

Important Notice:

Vaccines work by training and preparing the body`s natural defences – the immune system – to recognize and fight off viruses and bacteria. If the body is exposed to those disease-causing pathogens later, it will be ready to destroy them quickly – which prevents illness. When a person gets vaccinated against a disease, their risk of infection is also reduced – so they`re also less likely to transmit the virus or bacteria to others. As more people in a community get vaccinated, fewer people remain vulnerable, and there is less possibility for an infected person to pass the pathogen on to another person. Lowering the possibility for a pathogen to circulate in the community protects those who cannot be vaccinated (due to health conditions, like allergies, or their age) from the disease targeted by the vaccine.

Vaccination is safe and side effects from a vaccine are usually minor and temporary, such as a sore arm or mild fever.

Any licensed vaccine is rigorously tested across multiple phases of trials before it is approved for use, and regularly reassessed once it is introduced. Scientists are also constantly monitoring information from several sources for any sign that a vaccine may cause health risks.

Remember, you are far more likely to be seriously injured by a vaccine-preventable disease than by a vaccine. For example, tetanus can cause extreme pain, muscle spasms (lockjaw) and blood clots, measles can cause encephalitis (an infection of the brain) and blindness. Many vaccine-preventable diseases can even result in death. The benefits of vaccination greatly outweigh the risks, and many more illnesses and deaths would occur without vaccines.

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Who’s your South Norfolk Covid-19 Community Hero?

South Norfolk residents are being invited to nominate outstanding individuals who have played a vital role in supporting their local community during the Covid-19 outbreak.

If you know someone who has gone the extra mile to support their local community you can nominate your South Norfolk Covid-19 Community Heroes before 17 July, at or by using #SNorfolkHeroes on social media.


Please nominate our local Roydon community heroes!

Allotment Update

The National Allotment Society has just published some additional guidance.  Pleas follow the link below to access this.

South Norfolk Help Hub

If you are in need of help during the current crisis please follow the links below for all up to date information or telephone 01508 533933 Monday-Friday 8.15-17.00.


RC & RPC leaflet update

Roydon Garage and Shop

Roydon Service Station, High Road, IP22 5RD
01379 650642
As well as petrol they sell: fresh bread and home bakes, milk, veg, frozen food, ambient groceries, beer, wine and spirits, pet food, coal, gas bottles, postage stamps (individually or in books), newspapers, national lottery cards and health lottery cards and they have a Payzone for your gas and electric.
Opening hours: 
Mon – Fri 6.30 – 8 pm
Sat: 8 am – 6 pm
Sun: 9 am – 5.30 pm
Bank holidays = Sunday hours

Testing Key Workers Information

Information regarding testing facilities and processes.