COVID-19 variant

Kath Cobain Director of Public HealthThe two test sites that were set up after a small number of variant COVID-19 cases were identified in WR3 and WR9 postcode have now closed following an ‘amazing’ response from local residents.

Over 6,000 people had a test or used a home testing kit.

Dr Kathryn Cobain, Director of Public Health for Worcestershire, said: “The response from our residents has been amazing. Over 6,000 people have been offered a test, either at one of the two test sites or one of the home tests that were delivered.

“We are really delighted by this response so I want to say a big thank you to residents who have been determined to help us reduce the spread of this virus. The widespread testing in these areas will allow us to identify cases and stop the spread of the virus. Thank you to everyone who has played their part.”