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Symptom-free rapid testing

Residents are being offered access to symptom-free rapid-result testing at sites across West Norfolk.

Taking part in this type of testing can help stop the spread early, which could help reduce the number of cases that are being seen in west Norfolk.  One in every three people who have coronavirus, may show no symptoms.  This is a quick-and-easy way to identify where there might be cases, ensuring that those who need to self-isolate do so and that they can access any support they may need if they are not able to work while they are isolating.

To find out if there is testing available in your area and to book an appointment visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/rapidtesting.  This will take you to the Norfolk County Council website where you can search for your nearest testing station, and book in for a test.

For the week commencing 22 February 2021 the test areas and testing sites are as follows:

  • Gaywood Chase, Old Gaywood and Gaywood North - Fairstead Community Centre
  • North Lynn - St James Swimming Pool
  • Oasis Leisure Centre - Hunstanton

From week commencing 1 March and for two weeks the test areas and testing sites are as follows:

  • King’s Lynn - St James Swimming Pool
  • Downham Market – Alive Downham Leisure

Testing sites are open from 8am until 4pm Monday to Friday from 1 - 5 March and 8 - 12 March 2021.

When attending for an appointment, you should wear masks, observe social distancing and ensure you have a valid mobile phone number so that you can receive your results.  Test results are usually provided within 30 minutes.

If you receive a positive result, you will be advised to self-isolate immediately. You will then be referred to test and trace and will need to ensure that anyone in your household also self-isolates.

If your test result is negative, it is still vitally important that you follow the lockdown restrictions and that when you are out for shopping, work or other essential appointments, you adhere to social distancing, handwashing and wear a face covering when required.

You can find more information about lateral flow antigen testing for people without symptoms on the GOV.UK website