Surge testing to be deployed to control spread of Covid-19 variant in two areas of Surrey

Surge testing to be deployed to control spread of Covid-19 variant in two areas within Reigate & Banstead from Friday 18 June

  • Area one is focused around Banstead, Walton-on-the-Hill and Tattenham corner
  • Area two is Reigate town centre
  • Visit the postcode checker for quick reference to see affected areas

Extensive surveillance of COVID-19 has identified that case rates in the borough of Reigate & Banstead have been increasing for the past few weeks. This is especially evident in the younger age groups, including secondary school age children. In addition to this, an increasing number of these are the Delta variant, which not only is more transmissible than the Alpha (Kent) strain but may also be associated with an increased risk of hospitalisation nationally, for those who have not been fully vaccinated.

For more information please visit the Surrey County Council website.

 

 

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