Covid-19 Community Testing

South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) is reporting that Community Covid-19 testing services for some key workers will start to be rolled out in Oxfordshire in early February.

It will use rapid lateral flow tests to help identify people who have Covid but display no symptoms.  The new service will be for those who have to leave home to go to work during lockdown.

This local initiative is in addition to existing lateral flow testing that has already been put in place nationally in settings such as care homes, hospitals and schools.  It will comprise those key workers not already included in the national initiative, starting with the police and fire service in early February, and gradually expanding to other areas of activity not covered by the national initiative.

Oxfordshire County Council is currently working with district and city councils to set up community testing facilities in three locations: Banbury, Wantage, and the city of Oxford.

Read the full story on the SODC News Website.

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