30/04/21: Asymptomatic Covid testing is returning to Watton
People living in Watton are being encouraged to come forward to access symptom-free Covid testing, which will be held in a new mobile testing unit based in Tesco car park, Watton, from Tuesday, May 4th.
Around one in three people who are infected with Covid-19 have no symptoms so could be spreading the disease without knowing it. As lockdown eases, families and friends meet up, and shops and meeting places open up, it is vital that residents can be assured they are not carrying Covid-19 and infecting family, friends and into the wider community and breaking chains of infection.
The asymptomatic testing programme is being delivered locally in partnership between Breckland Council and Norfolk County Council's Public Health team. The programme has already been offered in other parts of the county, including Swaffham, Thetford, Dereham Great Yarmouth, and Norwich.
People without Covid-19 symptoms can simply drop into the centre and receive their lateral flow test as part of the asymptomatic programme. Anybody who does have symptoms - a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste - should instead book a test via www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.
Deputy Director of Public Health Diane Steiner said: "As lockdown restrictions continue to gradually ease we all need to play our part in keeping ourselves and each other safe and helping to have a steady return towards a more normal way of life.
"We know that one in three people who have Covid-19 don't show any symptoms and increasing testing within communities helps to alert those who might be spreading the virus without realising it.
Location and opening times:
Tesco car park, 3 Thetford Rd, Watton, IP25 6BQ
- Tuesday, 4th May - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, 5th May - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Thursday, 6th May - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m
- Friday 7th May - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m
- Saturday 8TH May - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. .
- Tuesday, 11th May- 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, 12th May- 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Thursday, 13th May - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday, 14th May - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Saturday, 15TH May - 10 a.m - 6 p.m
Last updated: 30/04/2021 17:10:22