#Coronavirus surge testing in Brentwood, Essex after South African variant #501YV2 501Y.V2 detected

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People in part of Essex, England are being urged to take a coronavirus test when offered, after the South African variant 501Y.V2 was discovered there.

Targeted testing will be offered to residents in the CM13 postcode in Brentwood after one case of the South African variant was detected.

Surge testing has also been carried out at:

East of England

  • Norfolk County Council (specific areas within IP22)

London

  • London Borough of Ealing (specific areas in and near to the W7 postcode)
  • London Borough of Lambeth (specific areas in the SE21 and SW16 postcodes)

North East

  • Middlesbrough Council (specific areas within the TS7 and TS8 postcodes)

North West

  • Metropolitan Borough of Sefton (Dukes and Cambridge wards)
  • Manchester City Council (specific areas in the following postcodes: M9, M14, M15, M16 and M40)

South East

  • Hampshire County Council (specific areas in the RG26 postcode)
  • Southampton City Council (specific areas in the SO15 postcode)
  • Surrey County Council (specific areas in the GU22 postcode)

South West

  • Bristol City Council (specific areas in the following postcodes: BS1, BS2, BS3, BS4, BS5, BS6, BS8, BS9, BS14 and BS16)
  • South Gloucestershire Council (specific areas in the following postcodes: BS16 and BS37)

West Midlands

  • Birmingham City Council (specific areas in and near to the B31 postcode)
  • Staffordshire County Council (Stafford District)
  • Walsall Council (Pleck ward)
  • Worcestershire County Council (specific areas in and near to the WR3 postcode)

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Leeds City Council (specific areas within the LS8 and LS9 postcodes)

 

ITV report on Essex Surge Testing

UK.gov advice on Surge Testing

 

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