Several cases of the South African variant of Covid-19 has been found in Wandsworth, and the Council is encouraging everyone over the age of 11 who lives, works in, or travels through Wandsworth to book a PCR test – including those of us who have had the vaccine, even if you are not showing any symptoms.
PCR testing sites have opened across Wandsworth, including one at Tooting Leisure Centre by appointment only.
Tests can also be ordered online, or collected without an appointment at Wandsworth Town Hall.
Tests are also available on a strictly appointment-only basis at many local pharmacies.
It is necessary to book a PCR test because although the widely available rapid lateral flow test can determine positivity for Covid-19, only the PCR test is able to detect specific variants. It is important that we are all tested because one-in-three people who have Covid-19 are asymptomatic, and could be spreading the virus without knowing it.
Let’s all do our part to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 variant.
Click here to order a home testing kit, or to book an appointment at a testing centre or local pharmacy.