- Covid hasn’t gone away and to help keep life moving, we all must play our part in keeping cases down.
- Regular testing, alongside staying at home, following the rules of hands, face, space, ventilate, self-isolating and getting a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms remain crucial to keep reducing the rate of infection and protect one another.
- A fourth asymptomatic testing site at the Link Youth Support Centre in Tewkesbury will open to the public on Wednesday 24 March.Testing at the site is for people who have no symptoms, but who still need to leave the house for essential reasons including for work or to care for others. A link to book a test can be found on the new and improved community testing pages of the GCC website.
- Rapid, regular testing is now being offered the households, support and childcare bubbles of children in pre-school or nursery. This is in addition to households, support and childcare bubbles of school staff or school aged children.
- In just 10 days, we will reach the next milestone in the Government's road-map, working towards a more normal way of life. From 29 March, people will be able to meet outdoors in groups of six, or two households together. Whilst this is great news for us all, we must not give up now. We will be launching a campaign next week called: "Keep going...It will be worth it" recognising everything we are looking forward to in the weeks to come, whilst remembering what we have to do to get there.
- Rosebank Surgery in Gloucester featured on ITV West yesterday (17 March) to talk about the Gloucestershire vaccination programme. Volunteer Hash Norat, featured in the piece, has been trying to encourage more ethnic minority communities to get the jab when offered.
- In collaboration with the Polish Association Gloucestershire, the Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is hosting a virtual event to engage the Polish community in conversation relating to the COVID-19 vaccine. Facebook @polishglos live, Thursday 25 March, 6pm to 7.30pm.
Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) locations⁶:
- Cinderford RFC, Dockham Rd, Cinderford GL14 2AQ (Monday-Tuesday)
- Dursley Rugby Club, Hounds Green, Dursley GL11 6AJ (Monday-Tuesday)
- Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester, GL7 6JS (Monday-Friday)
- North RFC, Stoke Orchard Road, Bishops Cleeve, GL52 7DG (Tuesday-Wednesday)
- Stow RFC, Oddington Road, Stow on the Wold, GL54 1JJ (Wednesday-Thursday)
- Car Park off Newerne Street, Lydney, GL15 5RA (Wednesday-Friday)
- Sudeley Castle, Castle Street, Winchcombe, GL54 5JD (Thursday-Friday)
- Car Park, Oldends Lane, Stonehouse, GL10 2DG (Friday-Sunday)
- Hartpury University & Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BE (Saturday-Sunday)
- University Of Gloucestershire, Entrance 3, Park Campus, The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH (Saturday-Sunday)
- Lower Lode Depot, Lower Lode Lane, Tewkesbury , GL20 5TT (Saturday-Monday)
Permanent Testing Site Locations
PCR Testing Sites
Hempsted Meadows, David Hook Way, Gloucester, GL2 5LE
High Street Car Park, Cheltenham, GL50 4AL
Stratford Park Leisure Centre, Stratford Road, Stroud, GL5 4AF
You can book a test here for one of these sites if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
Community Testing Sites (LFD)
The Friendship Café @ Chequers, Painswick Road, Gloucester, GL4 6PR
Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester,GL7 6JS
Forest of Dean
Miners Welfare Hall, Parragate Road,
Cinderford, GL14 2JN
You can book a test here for one of these sites if you do not have any COVID-19 symptoms.
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- UK government announces partnership with British rapid test manufacturers
- 48,000 businesses already registered to offer workplace testing
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