Published: Thursday, 27th May 2021
Published on behalf of Norfolk County Council:
Regular testing, following the hands, face, space rules and getting your vaccinations will help to curb the spread of the Indian variant and other forms of Covid in Norfolk.
That’s the message from the county council, following national concern at a rise in Indian variant cases in certain parts of the country.
Although Norfolk has had no new cases of the Indian variant this week – and has only had around 10 to 15 cases in total - it is encouraging residents and holidaymakers to take practical steps, to keep everyone safe.
Director of public health, Dr Louise Smith, said: “Certain parts of the country have seen a rise in Indian variant cases and, with no travel restrictions into or out of those areas, we should continue to take sensible steps to follow the rules.
“I’d encourage everyone to have a free lateral flow test, twice a week, to reassure themselves and their loved ones. Tests are available from the Government website and from Norfolk libraries and pharmacies. If you test positive, you must self-isolate and take a PCR test.
“We should all continue to follow the hands, face, space rules and it is always safer to meet people outdoors if you can."
For more details about Covid advice in Norfolk and how to get a free lateral flow test, please see https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/care-support-and-health/health-and-wellbeing/adults-health/coronavirus