Community Based Testing Centres and Testing for Businesses
Written by Hitmix Local News on 19 January 2021
Further community-based testing venues have opened in Stoke-on-Trent to help combat the spread of Coronavirus.
Last week, the City Central Mosque in Hanley became the first religious venue to be used and testing will again be available for the next two weeks on a Wednesday for the local community.
Since the city council started the community lateral flow programme, over 7,700 residents have now been tested across the city.
Although cases are widespread, Hanley, Longton and Tunstall are the areas with the highest rates.
Meanwhile more businesses in Staffordshire are being offered the opportunity to take part in a rapid Covid-19 testing programme for their employees.
The initiative is part of the county council’s plans to increase the amount of testing to help control the spread of Covid-19. Already, community testing centres have been rolled out in each of the eight district and boroughs.
Businesses who want to offer testing will be provided with equipment, training, funding to cover their costs, and all the advice they need to establish their own programmes.