Covid…surge testing for pupils in Leeks
Written by Hitmix News Team on 14 June 2021
Thousands of pupils in Leek and Cheddleton will be tested over the coming days in a bid to tackle a major outbreak of the Delta variant of Concern.
Kits will be sent home with younger pupils as part of the surge testing of more than three thousand children.
There’s been more than 100 Covid cases linked to the outbreak across a number of schools.
Extra testing has already been carried out over the past fortnight, but with cases still on the rise, more resources are being put in place to allow surge testing of up to 10,000 people in Leek and Cheddleton, with plans for further community pop-ups and door-to-door testing in the coming days.