Covid home testing kits brought to hard-to-reach Northumberland communities

Covid home testing kits for families will be made available from a mobile van in parts of Northumberland in a new pilot programme.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 4:05 pm
Updated Monday, 29th March 2021, 4:08 pm

The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) have offered a mobile unit to improve access to home testing kits for families and support bubbles of school age children.

The vehicle will be deployed in the Forum Way carpark at Manor Walks in Cramlington on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31 March from 9am to 3pm.

It will be at Ellington Welfare Social Centre car park for Thursday and Friday, April 1-2 and in the Cowhaugh car park, Rothbury on Saturday and Sunday, April 3-4, both from 9am to 3pm.

Covid-19 test kit.

Residents in Northumberland can pick up home testing kits at the DHSC Local Testing sites at Ashington, Blyth, Berwick and Hexham between 2.30pm and 8pm.

The mobile van pilot is aimed at those living in hard-to-reach areas and people who might not easily be able to attend one of the other collection points.

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