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Surge Testing in Tower Hamlets for everyone over the age of 11

From Monday 17th May, the surge testing programme in Tower Hamlets will be expanded to the whole borough.

We are asking that anyone over the age of 11 years old who lives, works, or learns in Tower Hamlets has a PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test for Covid-19.

This includes people who do not have any symptoms, people who have been vaccinated and people who have recently had a negative LFT (Lateral Flow Test) ("rapid" test).

Surge testing is needed because a small number of Covid-19 variants of concern originally in South Africa and Brazil have been found in the borough. Surge testing will help us to find cases of these new variants, slow their spread and learn more about them.

For more information visit Covid-19 testing and variants of concern

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