Tamworth and Lichfield are now considered to be Tier 3 - Very High Alert for Covid 19 but Staffordshire is an area which has been issued with mass-testing.
I would encourage everyone in town to get tested if possible. This includes people who are asymptomatic or have never had a test before.
Testing is free, you can book for your whole household and if we can show figures are low in the community, when the tier system is reviewed in mid-December, we may see our tier status lowered.
So how to book a test? Easy... Visit the below website:
Move through the pages answering the questions (yes, this time it will allow if asymptomatic, no you do not have to be a keyworker, no we are not the Liverpool pilot test area, don't worry if you do not know your NHS number) it will move you to a page where you can click a button saying 'My Council has asked me to book' so click that one and continue booking the preferred location for your test. It will match you up to the Staffordshire scheme.
Tests can be booked at drive in centres across the County or can be delivered directly to your home.
Tests can also be booked through the 119 telephone service.
We can all do our bit to help isolate where the virus is in our town and work towards being completely Covid-free. This support is available to all in the Tier 3 Staffordshire region, so tell friends, colleagues and family and encourage them to get tested.
Let's beat this and get Tamworth out of lockdown!