Newcastle is Covid ‘Hotspot’
Written by Jane Lythgoe on 16 December 2020
The whole of the borough of Newcastle has now been classed as a Covid hotspot.
Health bosses at the county council are urging people to get a test, even if they don’t have the symptoms as the number of the cases across the county are starting to creep back up.
Tests are available are Bradwell Lodge Community Centre in Porthill from Wednesday and at Kidsgrove Town Hall on Sunday and next Tuesday.
Staffordshire County Council is asking everybody who lives in a hotspot area to book a test. These are for people without symptoms only.
There is currently good availability at the below sites tomorrow, 16 December:
|District / Borough||Hotspot||Community testing venue|
|East Staffordshire||Anglesey, Eton Park, Horninglow, Shobnall, Branston, Brizlincote, Winshill||Winshill Neighbourhood Resource Centre,
Canterbury Road, Winshill, Burton Upon Trent,
|Newcastle||Whole borough||Bradwell Lodge Community Centre,
Bradwell Lane, Porthill,
Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 8PS
|South Staffordshire||Great Wyrley, Landywood||Great Wryley Scout Hut, Walsall Road,
Great Wyrley, WS6 6LA
People living or working in ‘hotspot’ areas should be encouraged to book a rapid covid test even if they feel well and do not have any symptoms.
These appointments can booked on our community testing sites page.
If there is no community testing available, people can book a test online at their nearest NHS test and trace facility using the option “My local council has asked me to book a test.” People will automatically be offered a test closest to where they live.
Anyone with symptoms should book a test online through https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.
Dr Johnny McMahon, Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said:
“With cases on the rise as we head to the easing of restrictions over Christmas it is important that we get back on top of the situation In Staffordshire.
“By acting swiftly to test people without symptoms in these areas we can stop the spread and look forward to getting back to the things we all enjoy.
“So, it is a very simple plea I would like to make – if you live or work in a hotspot area please book a test immediately.”