Hackney Council is now asking everyone who lives or works in affected areas to get a Covid-19 PCR test

Two Covid-19 variants of concern, one first identified in South Africa and one first identified in India, have been found in areas of Shoreditch and Dalston.

Hackney Council is now asking everyone who lives or works in affected areas to get a Covid-19 PCR test, even if you do not have symptoms, to help stop the spread of these variants in the community.

These areas are parts of Shoreditch, around Old Street and Great Eastern Street; and parts of Dalston town centre, around Dalston Lane and Kingsland High Street. 

This only involves addresses in the following postcode areas: E8 2; E8 3; E8 4; N1 4; N16 8; EC1V 9; EC2A 3; EC2A 4; N1 6. 

You can check if you are affected by using the online postcode checker or area maps to see if your household or workplace is being asked to test.

𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 if you’re in the affected areas and need to get a PCR test here: hackney.gov.uk/test

The Council is doing everything it can to monitor and suppress the variants of concern.

More info here: https://news.hackney.gov.uk/targeted-covid-19-variant-testing-taking-place-in-parts-of-dalston-and-shoreditch/

Read frequently asked questions here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MB106BCM8fAeg5soMO4QmCXrHP0thwmAsyhHiwcyPUk/edit?usp=sharing

Tweet: https://twitter.com/hackneycouncil/status/1393206828989878272

Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/hackneycouncil/posts/4758591394157611

Nextdoor post: https://nextdoor.co.uk/city/feed/?post=17592200301361

Find social media graphics and leaflets here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1MmvehA-veUGhGzM5YPkY-HhDfmt2xSah?usp=sharing

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